DAY TRIP INCLUDES
- Roundtrip Transportation
- Guided Tour of Historic Charleston
- South Carolina Aquarium
- Middleton Place Plantation
- Patriot’s Point
- Angel Oak Tree
- Wild Blue Ropes Course
- Ferry Ride to Fort Sumter
- Catamaran Ride through Charleston Harbor
Of Mice & Men
- October 24 & 31, 2018
A Christmas Carol
- December 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2018
Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells
- December 6, 13, 2018
Number the Stars
- January 22, 23, 2019
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
- February 13, 20, 2019
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
- April 23, 24, 2019
Pristine beaches, monumental battleships and beautifully preserved architecture can all be found in Charleston. You can be as adventurous or as tame as you like. Best of all, our mild climate means you can enjoy most of our sights year-round.
Charleston Stage has one of the oldest and largest arts education programs for young people in the region. Led by Marybeth Clark, Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education, Sam Henderson, Resident Music Director and Director of Music Education, and Jesse Siak, Associate Director of Education, Charleston Stage’s TheatreSchool classes are taught by seven full-time professional actors who make up Charleston Stage’s Professional Resident Acting Company. These professional actor/educators introduce young people to the exciting world of the theatre. Students explore the craft of acting and learn the discipline of performing, as they develop their own unique creative voices. The goal of Charleston Stage’s acting classes is to provide young people with performance and creative thinking skills that will serve them in whatever profession they one day choose. Students develop poise, movement, speaking, and acting skills as they explore improvisation, theatre games, character development and the many skills of professional actors.
Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. The Garden Club of America has called the 65 acres “the most important and most interesting garden in America”. Centuries-old camellias bloom in the winter months and azaleas blaze on the hillside above the Rice Mill Pond in the spring. In summer, kalmia, magnolias, crepe myrtles and roses accent a landscape magnificent throughout the year. The Gardens have been planned so that there is something blooming at Middleton Place year-round.
At the Charleston education is a vital part of our mission and we strive to provide all students with engaging experiences, combining lessons in biology, environmental science and conservation with exciting opportunities that make learning fun. The South Carolina Aquarium offers endless benefits to school groups, complimentary standards-based curriculum and unique hands-on educational packages. Walk through our step-by-step field trip planning guide to build the perfect trip for you and your students.
The USNWC utilizes various adventure sports and natural environments onsite and throughout the region to develop leadership and communication skills. Skill development programs include specialized instruction and certification, summer camps for children and teenagers, and customizable team development courses for groups and schools, testing the mental and physical limits of participants in the wilderness.
Learning opportunities are available to individuals, families, and groups of all ages and skill levels.
Students get a better idea of how the South Carolina Legislature works and how they can be involved. They will learn what Representatives and Senators do and how they go about making laws.
The Joint Legislative Conference Room or The Library is one of the most beautiful rooms in the State House. The twin staircases and columns were originally installed in 1889. The massive chandelier was originally gas lit and is the only remaining original State House chandelier. The beauty of the library is enhanced by the Tennessee pediment door, the mosaic glass windows and the original mahogany doors.
Start your Columbia tour with a visit to the South Carolina State Museum. The museum is the fundamental introduction to South Carolina history, art, technology and culture. Housed in the historic 1893 Columbia Mill textile building, the South Carolina State Museum tells the history of South Carolina through our many traveling museum exhibits, permanent collections and educational programs. Come and enjoy South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science and technology. Many of the museum’s displays are interconnected. You will find there is history in our art, artistic beauty in our natural history and science, and history behind our technology. All disciplines are also represented by objects in the hands-on Stringer Discovery Center. Although no museum can display its entire collection, we offer a varied sampling of the wonders found both within our state and around the world.
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens. The lush 170-acre site features dynamic natural habitat exhibits, scenic river views, spectacular valley overlooks and significant historic landmarks. All programs are carefully crafted and designed to involve your students in active student center learning.