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Things to do with kids in Beaufort, S.C.

Hunting Island Lighthouse Beaufort SC SouthernMamas.com regularly spotlights our favorite nearby daytrip spots to visit with kids outside of Savannah.

One of our favorite family daytrips from Savannah or weekend getaway spots is Beaufort, S.C.

Things to do with kids in Beaufort, S.C. include:

Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center
Free admission
A non-profit museum dedicated to the betterment & conservation of the waters & lands of our unique salt marsh ecosystem. Features include a 3,000 gallon aquarium; moons & tides exhibit; underwater sounds exhibit; Megalodon jaw; educational touch tanks.
Open 10AM-5PM Tues-Sat.
310 Okatie Hwy
Okatie, South Carolina
(843) 645-7774

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The Kazoo Factory museum tours
See how kazoos are made at this museum featured on National Public Radio show All Things Considered. Read the story here.  The museum tours show how kazoos are assembled, imprinted, packaged and shipped worldwide. Kids can also make their own kazoos to take home.
Admission fees:
No charge to browse the museum.
Guided tours: $5 per person.
Children 3 and younger are free.
12 John Galt Road
Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 982-6387
www.kazoofactory.com

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Spanish Moss Trail
Bike this 12-foot wide, 5-mile paved pedestrian trail through neighborhoods, marshes and more. When completed, the trail will be 13.6 miles.
Free.
Parking trail head
Depot Road
Beaufort, SC 29902.
www.spanishmosstrail.com

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Parris Island Marine Graduation
Graduation ceremonies are open to the public and typically held certain Friday mornings throughout the year. For the exact dates of specific graduation ceremonies, click here for the 2015 schedule.
The ceremony begins at 9 AM and typically lasts about an hour.
To enter Parris Island, you’ll need to have a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and valid registration.
Free
283 Blvd De France
Parris Island, SC 29905
843-228-3650
http://www.mcrdpi.marines.mil/

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Hunting Island State Park and Lighthouse
For an admission of $2, visitors can climb the 167 steps and walk around the observation deck. Children must be 44” tall to climb the lighthouse, which is subject to close for repairs without notice.
2555 Sea Island PKWY
Hunting Island, SC 29920
(843) 838-2011
Admission Fees:
Adults: $5
SC Seniors: $3.25
Children 6-15: $3
Children 5 and younger are free
www.southcarolinaparks.com/huntingisland/

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Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Playground
Enjoy shaded play areas, restrooms, a grassy area for picnicking. Kids can watch fishermen showing their skills on the dock in front of the playground.
Free
1010 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
www.beaufort-sc.com/waterfront-park.html
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Pigeon Point Park playground
Includes fun playgroup equipment including a merry-go-around; restrooms; picnic tables; water fountains large oak trees that provide shade.
Pigeon Point Road
Beaufort, SC 29902
www.beaufort-sc.com/pigeon-point-park.html 

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Hwy. 21 Drive-In
End the day by taking  the kids to an old-fashioned drive in.
55 Parker Dr.
Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 846-4500
Call the theater for ticket prices
http://hwy21drivein.com/

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