Summer is winding down and getting your kids back into “educational” mode can be tough. Whether you are going back to school or learning virtually we’ve got a list of Myrtle beach things to do with kids that are both fun and educational. So even if you’re planning on taking one last vacation before school, you can give your kids the jumpstart they need with these activities and attractions.
WonderWorks is so much fun for the entire family and your kids will get hands-on education. There are 6 featured exhibits at WonderWorks all with interactive learning and experiences for you and the kids. Feel what it’s like to get blown away by hurricane winds in their Extreme Weather Zone, or head over to the Imagination Lab to play with their giant Lite-Brite board! WonderWorks offers different packages with zipline and ropes courses add-ons, but their base ticket starts at $21.99 for children 5-12 and $27.99 for adults. They’re open daily from 10:30 AM to 9 PM.
EdVenture Children’s Museum will open the doors to learning about aviation, astronomy, science, technology, and math! How do they make all these educational subjects so fun? With interactive exhibits that let your kids play while learning. Like their Misson Control exhibit that lets your kids pretend they are helping launch the next mission to the moon, while still getting a realistic view of the technology used. Tickets are $8 for children 2 and up. EdVenture is open Monday-Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM
What’s more fun than getting out in nature and learning all about local wildlife and ecosystem in Myrtle Beach. We have two beautiful State Parks, Myrtle Beach State Park, and Huntington Beach State Park.
Myrtle Beach State Park
There are so many wonderful things to do at Myrtle Beach State Park including fishing, bird watching, geocaching, biking, swimming, horseback riding, and more! There are two trails if you feel up for a nature hike and a picnicking area for lunch.
The Myrtle Beach State Park is open daily from 6 AM to 10 PM, March through November, and 6 AM to 8 PM, December through February. The cost of admission is $8 per adult and $4 for children 6-15.
Huntington Beach State Park
Just a little further south of Myrtle Beach State Park, you’ll find Huntington Beach State Park. It offers the same great outdoors experience but with the added historic Atalaya Castle on property. Huntington Beach State Park also has trails including a boardwalk trail where you can often see alligators sunbathing in the marsh!
Huntington Beach State Park is open daily from 6 AM to 6 PM and extended to 10 PM during Daylight Savings. Admission into the park is $8 for adults and $5 for children 6-15. The cost of admission into Atalaya is $2 per person 6 years and up.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Let your kids explore what it’s like to live in the ocean below at Ripley’s Aquarium. Not only does Ripley’s features an incredible underwater view of reef predators, but they also feature exhibits like Rio Amazon and the new penguin habitat. Tickets are $34.99 for adults, $24.99 for children 6-11, and $12.99 for children 3-5. Ripley’s Aquarium is open daily from 9 AM to 8 PM.
Kokopelli Surf Camp
Get the kids up and moving at the Kokopelli Surf Camp. It’s a great way for them to get hands-on experience, find balance, and release some pent up energy. Kokopelli offers group surf lessons daily from 10 AM to 12:30 PM starting at $35 per person, they even provide the boards. Interested in something more intimate? They also offer private 1.5 hour-long lessons starting at $45.
Need a break from all the learning fun? Why not check out our amazing on-property entertainment zone! Is it raining and you’re looking for other things to do? Why not check out the variety of the best rainy day attractions in Myrtle Beach.