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Mace Brown Museum of Natural History

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Address: 202 Calhoun St, 2nd floor of School of Sciences and Mathematics Building, Charleston, SC 29401-3521
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I have seen the little sign out in front of the new Science and Math building at the College of Charleston. There is metered parking in front of the building and it is hit or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I have seen the little sign out in front of the new Science and Math building at the College of Charleston. There is metered parking in front of the building and it is hit or miss. Usually I find a place there. The lobby has a large T. rex hanging from the ceiling. The stairs go up right next to... More 

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Marietta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

While the museum is small, they have a lot of fossils, many of which are local. They provide great information about everything. It is neat and well-organized.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Didn't even realize this was around and I've lived here for a few years. It's located on the second floor of the building. Really interesting exhibits and lot of fossils and such found locally. We really enjoyed it.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Though this museum is only around 5000+ square feet, it's packed with quality specimens of indigenous fossils to South Carolina. The displays are very informative and educational and put together very professionally. I've since learned that his place was recently ranked as one of the top college museums in the country. I could see why. If you like fossils, you'll... More 

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Our two kids 12 and 9 enjoyed the museum. They really enjoyed touching the bones and exhibits. As a science teacher I was very impressed with the collection and the easy to read displays. My family even spend time to look and discuss the idea of "which are closer to dinosaurs, reptiles or birds?" I do wish that a small... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

My son loves dinosaur bones and this trip was well worth it for him! He is 7 years old. He was so excited and we enjoyed it as well. It is free which adds to the appeal :) Overall it is a well done museum. We had some trouble finding it to begin with... it is actually located in the... More 

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