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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Salt Marsh Seining

  • June 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015, 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Every Week on Tuesday
Free with Park Passport !
Discover the abundance of life in this "nursery of the sea" as we explore the rich tidal creeks of the salt marsh. We will use seine nets, dip nets and...

Host Park: Huntington Beach State Park

A Crabby Experience!

  • June 2, 2015 - August 25, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Every Week on Tuesday
Free with Park Passport !
Test your luck from the fishing pier as we try to catch a variety of crabs, fish and many other critters. This is a catch and release program in order...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Menacing Myths

  • July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Every Week on Tuesday
  • August 4, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • August 11, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • August 25, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free with Park Passport !
Sharks, barracudas, and jellyfish! What is the greatest danger in the sea? The answer may surprise you as you discover the amazing adaptations of these "dangerous" animals!

Host Park: Edisto Beach State Park

Alligators

  • June 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Every Week on Tuesday, Thursday
  • June 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Every Week on Friday
Alligators thrive in the ponds at Huntington Beach State Park. These secretive reptiles are commonly seen in Mullet Pond feeding, sunning or cruising in the water. Find out what makes...

Host Park: Huntington Beach State Park

In Search of the Elusive Blue Crab

  • July 14, 2015 - July 28, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Every Week on Tuesday
Crab claws anyone? Learn the tricks to capturing these elusive crustaceans - without them capturing you - during this hands-on (careful where you put them) workshop. Discover the amazing transformations...

Host Park: Hunting Island State Park

Day in the Life of a Sailor

  • July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Every Day
  • July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016, 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

Feeding Frenzy

  • January 6, 2015 - December 31, 2015, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Every Week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Free with Park Passport !
Get up close and personal with the animals at the Education Center! Take part in feeding a sting ray and other sea creatures. Feedings take place Tuesday through Sunday at...

Host Park: Huntington Beach State Park

Toddler Time at the Animal Forest

  • May 5, 2015 - July 28, 2015, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Every Week on Tuesday
  • August 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Every Week on Tuesday
  • October 19, 2015 - November 30, 2015, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Every Week on Tuesday
Zoos are great learning environments for young minds. Bring your toddler to the Animal Forest at Charles Towne Landing for "Toddler Time" and watch their eyes light up when they...

Host Park: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours

  • July 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Every Week on Sunday, Saturday
  • July 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Every Week on Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Free with Park Passport !
Daily tour times vary; please click link above for schedule details.Several prominent families of Colonial and Antebellum South Carolina lived at Hampton Plantation, including Rutledges, Horrys and Pinckneys. Today, the...

Host Park: Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

What's on the Menu?

  • May 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015, 12:00 PM - 12:30 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