Dolphin Eco Tour

Meets at Shelter Cove Marina
December – 1 PM, January & February 1:30 PM
$45 adult, $35 child (under 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.

 

Hilton Head Farmers Market

At the Coastal Discovery Museum
9 AM – 1 PM – (except 12/25 & 1/1)

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)

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
12 PM – December – 2/15; 1 PM after 2/15
$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

Discovery Lecture Series

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

 

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.

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 PM in December, 1:30 in January & February
$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.

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

Daufuskie Island Artisans and History Tour

Meets at Shelter Cove Marina – 12 PM through 2/15, 1 PM after 2/15
$85 per person

The Outback

Meets at Shelter Cove Marina – 12 PM through 2/15, 1 PM after 2/15
$85 adult, $65 child
(Under 12 with adult)

Public Art Exhibition Tour

Meets at the Museum
1 PM – 2 PM (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

 

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 – Wreaths – 12/8 and 12/22; Baskets 1/5 and 1/19
10:30 AM
$65 per person

“A Bottle and A Basket”

Meets at the Museum – Wreaths – 2/7 and 2/22
5 PM
$65 per person

Dolphin Eco Tour

Meets at Shelter Cove Marina – 1 PM December, 1:30 PM January & February)
$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 (No market on 12/25 or 1/1)

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.

 

Holiday Events at Coastal Discovery Museum

Dates and times vary

Visitors in town for the holidays? Looking for something fun to do?  We have several special programs and activities planned including: Lowcountry Critters 12/26 and 1/2, Raptors 1/4, Owls 12/28, Discovery Lab Open House 12/27 and 1/3. The Museum will be closed on 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, and 1/1. Check the event calendar or download the flyer here.

 

 

2018 Public Art Exhibition

Through January 2019

Nineteen large scale outdoor sculptures are on exhibit at the Coastal Discovery Museum (an additional piece is displayed at the Hilton Head Island airport). The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry sponsors this Public Art Exhibition every two years. Pick up your map at the Discovery House and stroll the grounds. Enter the “Selfie” Contest – Strike your most creative pose with one of the exhibition’s 20 sculptures as your backdrop. Surprise us – single and group photos are welcome! Upload your best shot to the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s  FaceBook page with the tag “ARTFORALL.” You’ll be automatically entered into a random drawing where you’ll have the chance to select a local arts organization to receive a $5,000 grant. The contest runs through December 31. Vote for your favorite sculpture online or at the Museum.

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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