4-H Tidelands Nature Center, Jekyll Is. Exhibit & Kayak Tours, Canoe Rentals. Family programs, including seining—a naturalist casts a net in the water and talks about all the sea creatures uncovered ($5 per person, free for kids 3 and younger). Details: http://www.southernmamas.com/2014/parents-magazine-spotlights-jekyll-island-as-favorite-nature-inspired-family-summer-destination/
South Carolina Aquarium on Charleston Harbor is a wonderful stop for the family. See the renovated Saltmarsh Aviary, home to 25 stingrays; the new albino alligator exhibit; and a 4-D adventure theater.