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The weekend of Friday, November 15, through Sunday, November 17, is sure to be a fun one along the Grand Strand as the Champion Autism Network (CAN) has organized a Sensory-Friendly Family Fun Weekend for families near and far. For those coming from out of town, Bluegreen Vacations is providing discounted rates as low as $69/night, and there is a fun sensory-friendly activity planned from start to finish. Here is a look at the schedule: Friday, November 15: Join CAN families for a pool party at Harbour Lights to play, splash, eat and mingle.…

African Penguins Coming as Part of the Largest Expansion in Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach’s 20-year History Myrtle Beach, SC (October 29, 2019) – Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is excited to announce Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse will open in early 2020. The 5,500-square-foot expansion is the largest in Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach’s 20-year history. The African penguin habitat will have floor-to-ceiling viewing glass and a 360-degree crawl tunnel for guests to waddle through. This addition also includes a brand-new Oceans of the World…

34 Years of World-Class Entertainment from The Carolina Opry On June 2, 1986, when Calvin Gilmore opened his doors to the first paying customers of The Carolina Opry, few locals or vacationers knew what to expect. Another country bar? Maybe Hee Haw at the beach? What they got was a breath of fresh air, a sensational show in a cool theater. The kind of show you could take your kids or your grandmother to—but it also blew back the hair of your hard-to-please brother-in-law from New York. By late summer the word had gotten around that something…

Top Myrtle Beach Area Playgrounds

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

When traveling with children, parents quickly learn the value of a good playground. And thankfully we have tons to choose from in the Myrtle Beach area. From oceanfront playgrounds to shaded hidden gems to multi-acre park experiences, here is a list of some of our favorite area playgrounds: Savannah’s Playground 3600-3640 Emmens Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC This multi-acre playground is an enabling playground featuring all ADA-approved playground equipment and structures designed to provide children of all abilities the opportunity for social…

Earlier this week, we had the chance to check out the new location of Edventure Myrtle Beach, previously known as The South Carolina Children’s Museum, at The Market Common. It was awesome! The new space is 3,500 square feet of space and flight themed exhibits, and offers educational programming, field trips, birthday parties and more. Children learn through hands-on exhibits incorporating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts with a definite focus on aviation. There is an interactive spaceship exhibit children can climb…

News Flash: Sharks Live in the Ocean. And They’re Really Cool! Sharks are a source of both fascination and fear. They are an ancient species that has adapted and survived in our oceans for more than 450 million years, and although some species were once hunted to near extinction, many have made a comeback in recent decades. Worldwide, there are said to be more than 400 species of shark that range in size from a few inches to forty feet long. Off the coast of the Carolinas, there are usually 25 - 50 different species of sharks, depending upon…

Everyone loves dolphins. Playful, intelligent and beautiful, dolphins have long captured the attention of humans. Seeing dolphins in aquariums is cool, but nothing beats the thrill of coming across dolphins swimming and diving freely in the open water. Here are some fun facts about our dolphin friends: The Killer Whale (aka Orca) is actually a type of dolphin. Dolphins are carnivores (meat eaters). In history, dolphins were sometimes called mereswine--that is, "sea pig". Male dolphins are called bulls, females are called cows, and young…

So, the kids have spent two days on the beach. They’re having an amazing time, but by day three you’re thinking it would be a great idea to get them out of the mid-day sun. Or maybe it’s raining, and the kids are raring to go, but the beach is out! What are you going to do? I’ve got great news for you! The Myrtle Beach area has an amazing variety of daytime mid-day activities that you will love just as much as the kids will. Rain or shine, you’ll never be disappointed in the entertainment options along the Grand Strand. Attractions WonderWorks…

Can’t You Sea? is a powerful new exhibit at the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum running through September 8, 2019. Can’t You Sea? brings awareness to one of our world’s most immediate and biggest environmental problems--plastic ocean pollution—through artwork made from plastic found in coastal areas around the world. Six artists/activists, Dianna Cohen, Alejandro Duran, Sayaka Ganz, Pam Longobardi, Aurora Robson, and Kirkland Smith, employ discarded plastic as both an artistic medium and as subject matter. One of my favorite pieces was composed…

It's Showtime! The Simpsons in 4D is now open at Broadway at the Beach. This highly-anticipated attraction features authentic recreations of the show’s famous Kwik-E-Mart and iconic Aztec Theater, bringing a slice of Springfield to South Carolina’s most popular tourist destination. The Aztec Theater is a family-friendly motion experience in a state-of-the-art 4D theater that showcases a dynamic special effects-filled adventure starring America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons™. Characters from Springfield, U.S.A. are lined up outside…