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Tiedemann Park Nature Center
38 Elizabeth St. Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 965-4002
Environmental Education Coordinator: Matt Olson
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Fall/Winter Educational Sessions


Marine Mayhem

"Dive" into this series of classes with us as we look at some of the more magnificent creatures that roam the world's oceans! Through short lessons, crafts, and other learning mediums, your kids will leave with a greater appreciation of marine animals. Series of 4 classes on Thursdays. 

Dates/Time Ages Cost Activity #
September 20-October 11
Thursdays
4:00pm-5:00pm
5-10           $20/Residents
$25/Non-Residents
482702

Huck Finn Fishing Festival

Come test your fishing skills at Colonial Lake! Awards will be given out to the top finishers in each age group, as well as raffle prizes. Concessions will be available for purchase. 

Colonial Lake 

Date/Time Ages Cost Activity #
September 29
8:30am-12:00pm
4-12              $3/participant     Register on day of event

Environmental Evening

Come to Tiedemann Park for a Friday evening about the environment!  We will kick off with some educational activities at 6:00pm then show a movie starting at 7:30pm! Concessions available to purchase during the movie.

Date/Time Ages Cost Activity #
October 12
6:00pm-9:30pm
All        FREE     482713

Bird Brains

This series of programs will introduce your kids to the wonderful world of birds and their wide range of habitats. Learn through short lessons, arts/crafts and other activities about these feathered friends. Series of 4 classes. Minimum registration: 4 children. 

Dates/Time Ages Cost Activity #
October 25-November 15
Thursdays
4:00pm-5:00pm
7-11          $20/Residents
$25/Non-Residents
482600

Going Batty at Tiedemann 

Get a jump start on your Halloween Celebration with this fun filled program all about BATS! Learn about local species of bats, fascinating adaptations including echolocation, and other fun facts. 

Date/Time Ages Cost Activity #
October 27
10:00am-11:30am
5-10       FREE        482718

Gobble and Glue 

We will be making “turkeys” during a personalized Thanksgiving craft project and will learn about the history of the turkey.   

Date/Time Ages Cost Activity #
November 17
10:00am-11:30am
5-10       FREE        482714

Wacky Science

Learn about various science concepts through crazy experiments with this fun and exciting program! Series of 4 classes on Tuesdays.

Dates/Time Ages Cost Activity #
November 29-December 20
Thursdays
4:00pm-5:00pm
7-11          $20/Residents
$25/Non-Residents
182716

Arctic Adventures

We do not get much snow here in Charleston, but we can learn about some of the more frigid areas on Earth and some of the animals that inhabit those places.

Date/Time Ages Cost Activity #
December 9
10:00am-11:30am
5-12 FREE        182701



School Programs/Field Trips
In-House Programs Field Trips
  • Marine Touch Tank
  • Reptiles of the Lowcountry 
  • Terrific Turtles 
  • Gator Tales 
  • Insects!
  • Wild Wetlands
  • Beach Day!
  • Treeology
  • Pluff ‘n’ Stuff
  • Forest Factors
Check out our School Programs Flyer here! Call Matt Olson to schedule or for more information. 
Phone: (843)965-4002