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4 ways to combine fun and learning in Myrtle Beach

It’s easy to see how to have fun in the sun in Myrtle Beach.

But what if you have a love of learning? Myrtle Beach has lots of places for that, too. And they happen to be some of the most fun places on the Grand Strand.

Fun and learning can happen anywhere in Myrtle Beach. A trip to Huntington State Park or Myrtle Beach State Park presents an opportunity to get to know more about geography, zoology, and even climatology.

Whether it’s an exploration on your own, a guided tour, or parents and kids shoring up their education, Myrtle Beach is packed with places to learn. We’ve put together a list of 4 popular spots you can visit – and have so much fun you almost forget you’re learning! Your children might even teach you a thing or two along the way.

Why is it important to make learning fun?

Just as it is in school, when learning is engaging, kids feel more involved. They’ll figure things out, take a few risks, and retain more information because the activity is enjoyable. Fun in itself can reduce stress, encourage creativity, productivity, and cognitive development. It’s nourishment for our minds, especially when it’s a lifetime endeavor.

4 cool places to learn in Myrtle Beach

  1. Ripley’s Aquarium

Myrtle Beach’s aquarium is lively, kid-friendly, and fun for all ages. Learn about sea life, especially that indigenous to the area, at Ripley’s. Walk through a glass tunnel among sharks. It’s a unique experience and feels like you’re among these ocean predators.

Don’t miss Planet Jellies. See thousands of jellyfish in a spellbinding show of awe and color.

Did you know?

  • Jellyfish have likely been around longer than dinosaurs.
  • Jellyfish have no brain, eyes, or heart.
  • Jellyfish are comprised of 95% water.


  1. WonderWorks

With so many hands-on activities, it’s easy to get lost in the fun of learning here. Learn about physics as you lift yourself with a pulley system. The Space Discovery Zone transports you to outer space, through the experiences of astronauts.

Don’t miss the 6D theater. A combined 3D and full-motion seating venue feature lessons on dinosaurs, the wild west, and more.

Did you know?

  • No dinosaur bones have ever been found in South Carolina. However, the state is a hotbed for fossils of crocodiles, fish, and whales.


  1. Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

See visual arts exhibits, plus a collection of Southern art to learn a little about the region. You might even get to watch an artist at work. With changing exhibits, your next visit to this no-admission museum might be a totally different experience.

Don’t miss weekend events. Activities include hands-on art for kids and teens. Check the event calendar for details.

Did you know?

  • Artist Jacque Le Moyne de Morgues created watercolors of coastal settlements from an expedition there in 1564, one of the first depictions of South Carolina in modern art.


4. EdVenture

This kids’ museum is the ultimate fun and learning experience. Locals like to visit, too – it’s a smaller venue than others, making it easier to keep track of your little ones. EdVenture has plenty of fun activities, especially related to aeronautics and astronomy.

Don’t miss the flight simulator. This cool exhibit allows kids to feel the experience of controlling a modern passenger plane.

Did you know?

  • The Boeing 747, a well-known wide-body plane, is made up of 6 million parts.
  • The 747s wingspan is 195 feet – longer than the Wright Brothers’ first flight (120 feet.)


Myrtle Beach: A fun place to learn

These are just a few of the fun spots to learn in Myrtle Beach. You can gain a little knowledge even just walking along the beach, or taking in some of the architecture of the area. For history, marine life, art, science, and more, let your favorite vacation destination double as an incredible classroom for learning for the whole family.

Stay at Brittain Resorts in Myrtle Beach

It’s not uncommon for regular Myrtle Beach vacationers to choose a Brittain Resort as their go-to vacation destination. It’s part of the tradition this collection of outstanding resorts has built over the years, with superior accommodations and amenities. Choose one of Brittain Resort’s many oceanside properties now, and book your stay today.