Thursday, July 11, 2013

the fire museum

We just call it "the fire museum", but it's official name is the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center. If you've never been, you will be pleasantly surprised at how interactive and made-for-kids this place really is. The incredible collection of fire trucks and equipment includes antique trucks from all over the country...

climb inside a firetruck within the museum and go for a simulated ride. You can print your own badge to wear (free) and grab a quiz card and search for the 10 quiz boxes. When you complete the quiz, you can win prizes.

watch the 7 minute fire safety demonstration - it makes a big impression on kids. There is also a play zone complete with a fire pole making this an ideal way to spend a hot afternoon. This is such a fantastic museum and an excellent value for kids of all ages and grandparents too! (beware moms, it's dangerously close to the Tanger outlet mall).

North Charleston and America LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center
4975 Centre Pointe Dr. North Charleston
(located at the North Charleston Visitor Center - take your Charleston Explorers passport and get 2 stamps, one for the visitor center and one for the fire museum)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm
(last admission ticket sold at 4pm)
Admission: $6 adult, children 12 and under free!
click here for link to website

*while your in the area, check out Mr. K's used books and Butter Cupcakes
click to Mr. K's - LOVE this book store with a nice children's section

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