Museum Hours – 11 AM – 3 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.

 

 

Discovery Lecture Series

Begins in October – 2 PM
$7 per person (in person), $5 for online presentation

Museum Hours: 9 AM – 4:00 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

Blue Crab Discovery

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

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)

Outback / Daufuskie History and Artisans Tour

Meets at Shelter Cove Marina – 12 PM
$95 adult, Child Price Varies

Hilton Head Pedego Tour

Outside Hilton Head – Shelter Cove Plaza-  2 PM
$85 per person (16 & older only)

Beach Discovery

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

Island Story

Meets at the Museum – 3 PM   – $12 adult, $7 child

Museum Hours: 9 AM – 4:00 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)

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 $12 per adult, $7 per child

Discovery Lecture Series

Begins in October – 2 PM
$7 per person (in person), $5 for online presentation

Dolphin and Nature Cruise

Meets at Broad Creek Marina – 3 PM (through October)
$21 adult, $13 child

Reptiles and Amphibians

Meets at the Museum – 3PM – $10 adult, $7 child

Museum Hours – 9 AM – 4:00 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

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

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
$12 adult, $7 child

Outback / Daufuskie History and Artisans Tour

Meets at Shelter Cove Marina – 12 PM
$95 adult, Child Price Varies

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
$12 adult, $7 child

Discovery Night at the Museum – Indigo Tie Dye

Meets at the Museum – 5 PM
$10 per person

 

Museum Hours – 9 AM – 4:00 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.

Savannah Port Tour

Meets at Savannah Westin Resort
9 AM, Adults: $55; Children $35

Salt Marsh Discovery

Meets at the Museum –  10 AM
$12 adult, $7 child

Butterfly Discovery

Meets at the Museum – 11 AM (through October)  – $10 adult, $5 child

 

Marsh Tacky Horse Tour

Meets at the Museum – 2 PM – $12 adult, $7 child

 

Dolphin and Nature Cruise

Meets at Broad Creek Marina – 3 PM (through October)
$21 adult, $13 child

 

Museum Hours – 9 AM – 4:00 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 – 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27
10:30 AM (December classes are wreath-making classes.)
$65 per person

Museum Hours – 9AM – 4:00 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.

Tours, Discovery House, and Updated Protocols

The Museum’s grounds are open for visitors from Monday through Saturday (9-4) and Sunday (11-3). Visit our Event Calendar to see what offerings are available during your visit. Or click on the Book Now button below to explore our offerings.

The Coastal Discovery Museum is ensuring a safe and clean environment by implementing the following protocols:

  • The Town of Hilton Head Island requires that all individuals inside commercial businesses wear face coverings. All guests (3 years and older), staff, and volunteers will be REQUIRED to wear masks while in enclosed public spaces. 
  • We ask that all individuals who are not from the same household  practice physical distancing of six feet while visiting the museum’s buildings and grounds. Please be respectful of others on site and allow space between groups.
  • Tours and Programs- Most tours are limited to a maximum of 6 participants and all “hands-on” aspects of our activities are currently suspended. Masks are required for registrants at check in. In some cases, they may be removed during the program if safe distancing can be guaranteed. Participants are required to wear face coverings for all indoor portions of programs.
  • Discovery House – A limited number of visitors will be allowed entrance to the Discovery House at a time.

Hilton Head Farmers Market

Tuesdays at Coastal Discovery Museum – 9 AM – 1 PM – At this time, the Market will remain open, with vendors spread out in a large space to allow safe social distancing.

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.  Free Parking.  Shop local, meet new friends, strengthen our community, and rebuild our local food economy!  Farmer Vendor application here. Food Vendor application here. Follow the Market’s activities on its Facebook page here.

 

 

 

 

Native Plant Sale – Saturday, March 20th – 10 AM -1 PM

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The Coastal Discovery Museum will have a variety of native plants to cover diverse landscaping needs, from vines to blooming bushes to butterfly friendly landscaping. Native plants are adapted to the local environment and require little or no care at all. Native plants are also used by local wildlife and are great to attract local pollinators. Cash or checks only for purchase. Face masks are required for entry.

 

 

2021 Art Market – April 24th and 25th

Stroll the grounds of picturesque Honey Horn and find original fine art and crafts. This year’s Art Market will include artists working in ceramics, fiber, mixed-media, metal, jewelry, wood, pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolors and more! Timed ticketing will be offered this year – with limited number of patrons allowed at one time. Face coverings are required for all vendors and patrons. Booths will be arranged to allow for ample space for safe social distancing. Saturday 4/24 – 10 -5, Sunday 4/25 – 11-4.

Buy Your Art Market Tickets Here!

Kid’s Story Time

This event is currently being offered in video format – on our Facebook page. Check back each week for a new book.

Look, listen, and learn! Kids will love hearing local stories and learning about Lowcountry wildlife and history. Stories are geared towards preschool and lower elementary aged children, but the whole family will enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No fee and no registration. Sponsored by TD Bank.  Click here to find this week’s Story Time! Visit this page to see all of our Story Time readings.

 

 

Resources for Educators and Students

The Coastal Discovery Museum has added many online and virtual experiences to its offerings for this school year.  Watch this short video or visit the School Programs Page to learn more about our Online Resources, Live Virtual Experiences, and Conservation in the Classroom. Join us to learn more about our Lowcountry history and environment!

 

 

Explore Online

Check out our educational videos about the Lowcountry and learn more about our amazing environment and history. Our staff has been putting together some great digital content to share while we are not able to visit in person. Visit our Video Page here. And, join our education staff to dive into the wonders of the Salt Marsh here. Please visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to see videos and other educational content.

 

Santa Elena Center at Coastal Discovery Museum

Celebrating five years in operation, the Santa Elena History Center sincerely thanks the dedicated volunteers, generous supporters, numerous partners, and especially Beaufort County, for launching efforts to claim Santa Elena as America’s First Capital. Now, the Santa Elena Foundation will move on to an exciting new chapter as a part of the Coastal Discovery Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate organization. To find out more about this project please visit this page.

Santa Elena Society

Support Coastal Discovery Museum on Amazon Smile

A quick, easy way to support the museum is by shopping with Amazon through Amazon Smile. When you use Amazon Smile and choose the museum as your charity Amazon will donates .5% of your eligible purchases to us. All you have to do is go to www.smile.amazon.com and log in using your normal Amazon login and password then choose Coastal Discovery Museum as your charity. From there you just shop normally. Remember to go to Smile.Amazon.Com each time and you will be helping us while you shop for your necessities.

Thank you to our supporters!

We want to thank our donors, members and volunteers for honoring us with your support during this difficult time in our community and country. We are honored and humbled by your dedication to our mission of inspiring people to care for the Lowcountry. We would like to thank Bargain Box, The Breedlove Foundation, Coastal States Bank, Palmetto Electric Trust, Women in Philanthropy, and the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island for their ongoing support of the museum.

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

Monday – Saturday 9 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 11 AM – 3 PM

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