Anderson County Museum hosts a preschool program on every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Each month preschoolers can expect to learn about a part of Anderson County or South Carolina history, do activities and/or crafts, and have a light snack. This program is for children ages two – four with a caregiver.
American Girl Club
American Girl Club meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. for ages eight and older. Each meeting features specific dolls and time periods, and even lets you meet some of the American Girls in person! Club Parents are required to stay in the room with their child.
Excitement in Exhibits
Take a Selfie
At the King of Mirth Fair exhibit, children can take a selfie holding one of our “selfie frames.”
Marsh Tacky Horse Rides
Ride a piece of History located outside the Routes of History Exhibit! The Marsh Tacky Stick horses are named for five of the 23 Marsh Tackies living in Anderson County. The Marsh Tacky is the S.C. State Heritage Horse and a unique part of our state’s culture.
Busy Town Block Table
Children can pretend to build their own city by visiting our block table. Create your own town and send busy cars and trucks on their errands.
Weave and Crank
Learn the art of weaving on a kids’ size loom in the Turbines and Textiles Exhibit. Children can also crank the electricity wheel to generate their own power. Can you light up the display all the way to the top?
Stop, Go, and Throw!
Play a few rounds at the Stop Light Ball Toss which is located in the Routes of History Exhibit. Children can match the red, yellow and green balls to the corresponding holes in the stop light.
Hot Air Balloon
Imagine floating into the sky in our Hot Air Balloon, located at the Buena Vista Park entrance. Push the button and hear the sound of a balloon filling up while you stand in a life-size basket.
Home Run Derby
Try not to strike out in the Baseball Exhibit’s Home Run corn-hole game. Children can toss bean bags into the hole and compete against themselves or a friend!
We have are a variety of Scavenger Hunts for all ages every day!
– American Girl: Children and their parents can find the American Girls (of the American Girl doll series) in an exhibit from their time period.
– Sally Rose Furniture Find: Try to locate items and furniture in the Sally Rose miniature house.
– Where’s Whitner?: Find “Whitner”, our firefly mascot named for William Whitner, who is hiding all over the museum.
– We often have themed scavenger hunts to go along with special events. Past examples include Super Heroes, Doctor Who, Pirates, Pokemon, and more! You never know who might turn up in the ACM.