Discovery Lab Open

Meets at the Museum – 2-4 PM (June – Aug.)
No charge / No Reservations required

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Many of our programs, tours, and activities book to full capacity. Please call or continue to the event calendar to make your reservations now.

Blue Crab Discovery

Meets at the Museum – 9:30 AM (through October)
$15 per adult, $10 per child

Beach Discovery

Mitchelville Beach Park – 2 PM
$12 adult, $7 child (ages 4-12)

Kayaking

Meets at Jarvis Creek Water Sports – 10 AM
$32 adult, $28 child (ages 5-12 with adult)

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Many of our programs, tours, and activities book to full capacity. Please call or continue to the event calendar to make your reservations now.

Birding at Pinckney Island 

Meets at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge (9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29)     7:30 AM   $12 adult (12 and older only)

Honey Horn Nature Walk

Meets at the Museum – 10 AM
$10 per adult, $5 per child

Forts of Port Royal

Meets at Port Royal Golf Clubhouse – 10 AM
$12 adult, $7 child (ages 7-12)

Lowcountry Critters

Meets at the Museum -10 AM – 2 PM (through 11/29)
$10 per adult, $5 per child

Kayaking

Meets at Jarvis Creek Water Sports – 10 AM
$32 adult, $28 child (ages 5-12 with adult) .

Butterfly Discovery

Meets at the Museum – 3 PM (Through October)
$10 per adult, $5 per child

Dolphin & Nature Cruise

Meets at Broad Creek Marina – 3 PM (through October)
$19 adult, $13 children

 

 

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Many of our programs, tours, and activities book to full capacity. Please call or continue to the event calendar to make your reservations now.

Birding at Pinckney Island 

Meets at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge

(9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23)     7:30 AM   $12 adult (12 and older only)

Blue Crab Discovery

Meets at the Museum – 9:30 AM (Through October)
$15 per adult, $10 per child

Honey Horn History Walk

Meets at the Museum – 10 AM
$10 per adult, $5 for children (4-12 years)

Kayaking

Meets at Jarvis Creek Water Sports – 10 AM
$32 adult, $28 child (ages 5-12
with adult)

Exploring Pinckney Island

Meets at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge –  2 PM (Sept. – May)
$12 adult, $7 child (ages 4-12)

Civil War Era

Meets at the Museum – 3 PM
$7 per person

 

 

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Many of our programs, tours, and activities book to full capacity. Please call or continue to the event calendar to make your reservations now.

 

Salt Marsh Discovery

Meets at the Museum – 10 AM
$10 adult, $5 child (ages 4-12)

Lowcountry Critters

Meets at the Museum (6/2 – 11/24) – 10AM – 2 PM
$10 per adult, $5 per child

Paint Party with Amiri

Meets at the Museum -11 AM – 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13
$45 per person (8 and up)

Dolphin & Nature Cruise

Meets at Broad Creek Marina – 3 PM – (Through October)
$19 adult, $13 children

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Many of our programs, tours, and activities book to full capacity. Please call or continue to the event calendar to make your reservations now.

Sweetgrass Basket Class

Meets at the Museum (Offered  8/26, 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/14, 10/28)
$65 per person

Paint Party with Amiri

Meets at the Museum -11 AM – 9/9 & 9/23 only
$45 per person (8 and up)

 

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Many of our programs, tours, and activities book to full capacity. Please call or continue to the event calendar to make your reservations now.

Photo Contest!

Show us your best shot in the Coastal Discovery Photo Contest! Coastal Discovery Museum wants to give one lucky winner a year-long Smithsonian Level Membership! Included will be a joint membership to the Coastal Discovery Museum and the Smithsonian Institution along with a year’s subscription to the Smithsonian magazine. Enter your favorite family photos at the museum here!

Indigo Exploration

September 26th, October 18th, and November 8th – 6 PM

Journey to the past and “meet” Eliza Lucas Pinckney. In 1739, when Eliza was just 17 years old, her experiments with indigo resulted in a very profitable industry for the colony of South Carolina. Hear her unique story, learn how indigo dye was made, and make your own indigo tie-dye t-shirt to take home. This family friendly educational experience is fun for all ages.   $15 per person includes a t-shirt to dye (under 5 years, free)

 

CrescendoCelebrating Arts, Culture and History: The Heart and Soul of the Lowcountry

September 29th – November 10th – Sponsored by the Arts and Cultural Council of Hilton Head

Crescendo, the inaugural annual Arts, Culture and History Celebration, sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head (ACCHH), will be held all around Hilton Head Island and Bluffton this fall. This regional event, organized in honor of National Arts and Humanities month, highlights and showcases the vast array of arts, culture and history organizations, individual artists, performers, and authors residing and working in the Hilton Head/ Bluffton area. Join the celebration and honor the importance of arts and culture in America and our local community.   The Coastal Discovery Museum joins over two dozen other arts, culture, and heritage organizations to offer several events during Crescendo. Follow this link to see the full listing of offerings from all ACCHH members.

“Escape Artists” – 9/2 – 10/29  (Reception – Thursday, October 5th – 5-7 PM)

The 12 artists of the ART BEYOND TRADITION group, has been exhibiting on Hilton Head Island since 2006 present their biennial exhibit of abstract art — art that grows out of the best art traditions of both western and eastern art, but which aims at pushing boundaries of the expected in unique ways.

Exhibiting in a range of media — painting, collage, encaustic, sculpture, mixed media, and ink, the 12 recognized regional artists in the group are Earline Allen, Cindy Chiappetta, Margaret Crawford, Jo Dye, Vickie Jourdan, Mark Larkin, Mary Lester, Sharon Collings Licata, Lynne Riding, Mary Sullivan, Donna Varner, and Arla Crumlick Wible.

A Reception with refreshments will be held Thursday, October 5th, from 5 – 7 pm.  The exhibit will last until October 29, 2017. Artists will also be on hand every Thursday (9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26) between noon and 2 pm to chat about the work and help viewers with questions about any of the artists.  Gallery hours every day are Monday through Saturday 9 – 4:30 and Sunday 11 – 3.

History Day – Saturday, October 14th – Times Vary

Hilton Head Island History Day offers two unique ways to witness the island’s history. Docent-led bike tours and docent-led trolley tours offer four guided morning and afternoon explorations of the island’s military history, its role in the Civil War, and its historical dedication to preserving its waterways and agriculture.  Mid-day, food and beverages will be available for purchase at Honey Horn as well as a local author book sale presented by the Island Writers’ Network. End your day at Hudson’s Seafood on the Docks between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00pm for a Lowcountry Boil and a performance by the legendary Mt. Calvary Inspirational Dancers.Tours by Trolley or Bike of many of Hilton Head Island’s historic sites. Space is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are available now!  Click here to learn more.

 

Fall Native Plant Sale – Sunday, October 15th – 10 AM – 1 PM

The museum will have a variety of native plants to meet diverse landscaping needs – ranging from vines to blooming bushes, butterfly-friendly landscaping, and more. Come and learn from the experts what native plants are appropriate for your landscape. Native plants have adapted to the local environment and require little or no care at all. They are also used by local wildlife and are great for attracting local pollinators and butterfly species. Museum volunteers and master gardeners will be at hand to explain the value of the different species available at the sale. Cash and Checks only, please.

 

70 Honey Horn Drive – Hilton Head Island, SC -843-689-6767