Programs

With State Parks ranging from natural wilderness areas to historic homes, our parks feature entertaining programs for all interests and ages. Whether you enjoy outdoor adventure, wildlife and nature, arts and crafts or history, the interactive exhibits and guided programs at SC State Parks bring it all to life and the fascinating world of nature up close and personal.

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Surf Seining

  • June 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017, 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Every Week on Thursday
Discover the life hidden in the waves as we explore the hostile world of the surf zone. Wear something that can get wet as we use seine nets, sieve boxes...

Host Park: Huntington Beach State Park

Seine-sational Fun!

  • June 8, 2017 - August 24, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Every Week on Thursday
Discover all sorts of fish, crabs, and other critters as we pull a seine net through the surf zone. Wear clothes that can get wet. Kids 12 and under must...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Lighthouse Life

  • August 17, 2017 - August 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Every Week on Thursday
Free with Park Passport Plus Meet at the lighthouse for a fascinating look at South Carolina's only publicly accessible historic lighthouse. How tall is it? How many steps are in it? What was the...

Host Park: Hunting Island State Park

Animal Sleuths

  • August 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • August 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • August 31, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Join us as we become detectives for the day and try to identify the many wonderful mammals which inhabit Edisto Beach State Park. Help solve the mystery of unknown animals...

Host Park: Edisto Beach State Park

A Day in the Life of a Sailor

  • July 4, 2017 - December 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Every Day
Maritime trade and travel were vital to the success of the young Carolina colony. Board Charleston's only reproduction 17th century sailing ketch, Adventure, docked in Old Towne Creek. Discover some...

Host Park: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Celestial Observation House Tours

  • August 17, 2017 - August 21, 2017
Ill-omens? Scientific phenomena? How did people react to celestial events like comets and eclipses 100 years ago? Join Redcliffe Plantation SHS as we explore the celestial events of the 19th...

Host Park: Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

What's on the Menu?

  • June 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    Every Week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
....Not our animals! Join us as we feed the aquarium animals.

Host Park: Edisto Beach State Park

Destination Turtle DNA

  • June 8, 2017 - August 24, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Every Week on Thursday
  • September 1, 2017 - September 29, 2017, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Every Week on Friday
Do sea turtles lay their eggs on the same beach? How often do they nest? See how scientists are tracking turtles to discover their nesting secrets. For ages 8 to...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Kids Discovery Hour

  • August 3, 2017 - August 31, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Every Week on Thursday
Come discover some of the hidden features located in our Learning Center! Try your hand at our scavenger hunt or study artifacts like a scientist at our touch table. Think...

Host Park: Edisto Beach State Park

Gator Gossip

  • June 8, 2017 - August 17, 2017, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Every Week on Thursday
Discover the world of alligators through a gatoriffic costume, skulls, and sounds. Afterwards, stay for an optional original story. For ages 5 to 105.

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park