Dolphin Eco Tour

Meets at Shelter Cove Marina
1:30 – 3:00 PM
$45 adult, $35 child (under 12
with adult)

Discovery Lab Open House

Meets at the Museum – 2-4 PM
$2 per person suggested  donation.

Plant Seekers

Meets at the Museum – 3 PM
$15 adults, $10 children (ages 4-12)

 

Museum Hours: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

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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.

 

Hilton Head Farmers Market

At the Coastal Discovery Museum
9 AM – 1 PM – Through 12/18

Blue Crab Discovery

Meets at the Museum
9:30 AM – Through October
$15 adult, $10 child (ages 4-12)

Kayaking

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

May River Maritime Cruise

Meets at Calhoun Street Dock – Bluffton – 10:30 AM
$35 adult, $25 child (ages 4-12
with adult)

Reptiles and Amphibians

Meets at the Museum – 1 PM – 2 PM (June – Aug.) $10 per adult, $5 per child

Beach Discovery

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

Island Story

Meets at the Museum – 3 PM – 4 PM (June – Aug.) $7 per person

Museum Hours: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

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
7:30 AM (except Jan. and July)  $12 adult
(12 and older only)

The Outback

Meets at Shelter Cove Marina
8 AM – 12:30 PM
$85 adult, $65 child (Under 12 with adult)

Forts of Port Royal

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

Kayaking

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

Explore Honey Horn

Meets at the Museum – 11 AM $10 per adult, $5 per child

Reptiles and Amphibians

Meets at the Museum – 3 PM – 4 PM (Sept. – Nov.) $10 per adult, $5 per child

Discovery Lecture Series
Meets at the Museum – 3 PM Most Wednesdays Oct. – May. Topics vary.

Dolphin and Nature Cruise

Meets at Broad Creek Marina – 3 PM
$19 adult, $13 child (ages 1-12
with adult)

Museum Hours – 9 AM – 4:30 PM

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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

Through November (excluding Thanksgiving Day) Meets at the Museum
9:30 AM
$15 adult; $10 child (ages 4-12)

Kayaking

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

May River Maritime Cruise

Meets at Calhoun Street Dock – Bluffton
10:30 AM, $35 adult, $25 child (ages 4-12
with adult)

Explore Honey Horn

Meets at the Museum – 11 AM
$10 per adult, $5 for children (ages 4-12)

Dolphin Eco Tour

Meets at Shelter Cove Marina – 1:30 – 3:00 PM
$45 adult, $35 child (under 12
with adult)

Exploring Pinckney Island

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

Civil War Era

Meets at the Museum – 3 PM
$7 per person

Museum Hours – 9 AM – 4:30 PM

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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.

The Outback

Meets at Shelter Cove Marina
8 AM – 12:30 PM
$85 adult, $65 child
(Under 12 with adult)

Uncovering the Roots of Reconstruction

Meets at the Museum
9:30 AM, $15 adult, $10 child (ages 4-12)

Salt Marsh Discovery

Meets at the Museum
10 AM (Sept. – May)
$10 per adult, $5 per child

Pinckney Island Kayak Tour

Meets at Buckingham Landing
10 AM – 12 PM
$45 per person ($22.50 under 12)

Butterfly Discovery 

Meets at the Museum – 11 AM (through Oct.) $10 adult, $5 child (ages 4-12)

Daufuskie Island Artisans and History Tour

Meets at Shelter Cove Marina – 1 – 5:30 PM
$85 per person

Public Art Exhibition Tour

Meets at the Museum
1 PM – 2 PM (Beg. 9/28 through Jan.)
$10 per adult, $5 per child

Marsh Tacky Horse Tour

Meets at the Museum
2 PM (Sept. – May)
$10 per adult, $5 per child

Dolphin and Nature Cruise

Meets at Broad Creek Marina – 3 PM (Through October)
$19 adult, $13 child (ages 1-12
with adult)

Museum Hours – 9 AM – 4:30 PM

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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 (9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10)
10:30 AM
$65 per person

Pinckney Island Kayak Tour

Meets at Buckingham Landing
10 AM – 12 PM
$45 per person ($22.50 under 12)

Locals Lab Discovery

Meets at the Museum – 10 AM – 12 PM ( 9/22, 10/20, and 11/17) – Not just for locals, all are welcome!
$2 per person suggested donation.

Dolphin Eco Tour

Meets at Shelter Cove Marina – 1:30 – 3:00 PM
$45 adult, $35 child (under 12
with adult)

Museum Hours – 9AM – 4:30 PM

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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.

Hilton Head Farmer’s Market

Tuesdays at Coastal Discovery Museum – 9 AM – 1 PM

Visit the Hilton Head Farmers Market at the Coastal Discovery Museum every Tuesday from 9:00am-1:00pm. Take home fresh local produce, pasture raised chicken, free range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, fresh sausage, cookies, breads, she crab soup, and more.  Have your knives sharpened while shopping. Free Parking. (Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1). Shop local, meet new friends, strengthen our community, and rebuild our local food economy!  Farmer Vendor application here. Food Vendor application here.

 

Daufuskie Artists, Artisans, and Authors

October 5th – December 31st (Opening Reception – 5- 7 PM on 10/25)

Hilton Head Island’s neighbor to the south is Daufuskie Island. The southernmost point of South Carolina, Daufuskie Island is nestled between Mungen Creek, the New River, the Cooper River and Calibogue Sound. No bridge connects the island to the mainland.

Living on Daufuskie has inspired woodworkers, writers, weavers, painters, potters, photographers, rum distillers, indigo dyers, sculptors, and soap makers. Join us at the Coastal Discovery Museum to explore the varied talents of these Daufuskie Island residents. Learn more here.

 

Italian Heritage Festival –  Saturday, November 17th – 11 – 4 PM

The Old Country comes to the Lowcountry! This yearly festival celebrates the rich heritage of the Italian people with delicious food, music, competitions and games.  Tickets are $6 a piece (children under 10 are free). Rain or shine. No pets are permitted.

Buy your tickets at the CDM, it benefits us, it benefits them, and you don’t wait in line!! Stop in the Discovery House to pick up your tickets today.

 

 

 

Holiday Market – Tuesday, November 20th – 10 AM – 1 PM

Join us for our annual “Holiday Market” which features local art, food, authors, and more! Roland Washington from “We Island” will feature his gumbo and offer samples for tasting and purchase.  Food samplings from Lowcountry Produce will be available.  A sweetgrass basket display and demonstration will feature local Gullah islanders.  Other local artists will include Gillian Horsley with nature themed gifts, Marquita Willis with Gullah Art and Rose Willis with jewelry.   Book signings with local authors Patricia Bee, Elizabeth Belenchia, Sallie Ann Robinson and Jenny Hersch, Roger Pinckney, Elizabeth Robin and many more will be here for your holiday gift buying. Or, choose one of our “Gifts for a Cause” including  “Adopt-A-Nest”, “Adopt-A Dolphin,” and Coastal Discovery Memberships.

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!

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