The College of Charleston’s Natural History Museum is now open to the public without an appointment. Visitors can enjoy the exhibits six days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (museum is closed on Wednesdays). The Museum is located on the second floor of the new School of Sciences and Mathematics Building (202 Calhoun Street).

This museum contains more than 2,000 vertebrate and invertebrate fossils. The collection’s focus is on North American mammals, and 90-percent of these mammals once roamed the South Carolina Lowcountry. This visually stunning collection includes complete skeletons of mammals, such as, a giant armadillo, a cave bear, and a saber-toothed cat. The fossils are part of the Mace Brown collection.

For more information, contact Dr. James Carew, director and curator of the Natural History Museum at