32. Attractions for Kids

A trip to Myrtle Beach needn’t only be about the sunshine, the beach, the amusement park rides, and the great food.

There’s opportunity to have big fun and learn a little something at the same time. Shhh! Don’t tell the kids! We have museums, aquariums, State Parks with nature centers, and so much more to enhance anyone’s trip to the Grand Strand.

You’re never too young or too old to learn about the natural environment and the history of a place, whether you call it home, or your home away from home. So, by all means, enjoy the beach, the abundant sunshine, the amusement park rides, and the great food, but plan at least a few hours (or more) during your trip for a little something extra.

Perfect for that rainy afternoon, skip the movies and check out some real entertainment. You and your children will be glad you did.

Ingram Planetarium

If you’re looking to take a break from the beach, this Sunset Beach attraction is a family-friendly day-trip away. In addition to the mind-expanding science exhibits in the museum, the sky theater shows are an excellent way for you and the kids to gain some knowledge about a range of topics including dinosaurs, prehistoric sea creatures, the wonders of the solar system, and more. At night, the theater is taken over by laser light and music shows, featuring bands like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Le

Ingram Planetarium