Inspiring People to Care for the Lowcountry

With 2000 Square Feet of Indoor Exhibits, 68-Acres of Outdoor Exploration, and Endless Discovery of the Lowcountry, come Experience “more than you ever knew before.”

Whether leisurely exploring the extraordinary Honey Horn campus, attending talks, events, and festivals, signing up for educational programs and guided tours, or booking a personal event at a memorable, historic location, Coastal Discovery Museum has been Hilton Head Island’s center of preservation, education, and celebration for the past thirty five years. One visit will put you personally in touch with the past three centuries, and renew your appreciation for all that our area is and has to offer.

In addition to programs, tours, and experiences on the Honey Horn site, be sure to check all the off-site activities that will introduce you to different ecosystems, histories, and cultural experiences. There is no admission charge, but voluntary donations are accepted to help keep these resources available to everyone.

Be Inspired to Care for the Lowcountry - We’ll see you at Honey Horn.

Inspiring People to Care for the Lowcountry

With 2000 Square Feet of Indoor Exhibits, 68-Acres of Outdoor Exploration, and Endless Discovery of the Lowcountry, come Experience “more than you ever knew before.”

Whether leisurely exploring the extraordinary Honey Horn campus, attending talks, events, and festivals, signing up for educational programs and guided tours, or booking a personal event at a memorable, historic location, Coastal Discovery Museum has been Hilton Head Island’s center of preservation, education, and celebration for the past thirty five years. One visit will put you personally in touch with the past three centuries, and renew your appreciation for all that our area is and has to offer.

In addition to programs, tours, and experiences on the Honey Horn site, be sure to check all the off-site activities that will introduce you to different ecosystems, histories, and cultural experiences. There is no admission charge, but voluntary donations are accepted to help keep these resources available to everyone.

Be Inspired to Care for the Lowcountry - We’ll see you at Honey Horn.

FREE ADMISSION
AND SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

There’s something for every age and interest around every corner, and all are welcome. Start your visit at the Discovery House to pick up a map of the property and information on our exhibits, walks, talks, tours, and more. Our trail system begins behind the museum, and guides you along a path through distinctive environments and many historic structures. As you walk across an historic landscape, enjoy the magnificent live oaks and ancient cedars, take in the view from the boardwalk, see the Marsh Tacky horses grazing in the wide-open fields, and envision what the island was like before it was developed. You’re not on your own with printed resources in your pocket and educational panels throughout the property you’re always in “discovery.”

Explore our beautiful yet fragile environment; learn about the region’s history, culture and art; discover what makes the 68-acre Historic Honey Horn property so special; most importantly, leave with the knowledge that you can make a difference by actively caring for our environment and heritage.

FREE ADMISSION

There’s something for every age and interest around every corner, and all are welcome. Start your visit at the Discovery House to pick up a map of the property and information on our exhibits, walks, talks, tours, and more. Our trail system begins behind the museum, and guides you along a path through distinctive environments and many historic structures. As you walk across an historic landscape, enjoy the magnificent live oaks and ancient cedars, take in the view from the boardwalk, see the Marsh Tacky horses grazing in the wide-open fields, and envision what the island was like before it was developed. You’re not on your own with printed resources in your pocket and educational panels throughout the property you’re always in “discovery.”

Explore our beautiful yet fragile environment; learn about the region’s history, culture and art; discover what makes the 68-acre Historic Honey Horn property so special; most importantly, leave with the knowledge that you can make a difference by actively caring for our environment and heritage.

REDEFINING
THE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

The Coastal Discovery Museum is known as “one of the most memorable destinations on Hilton Head Island.” With its historic and scenic location on vast, winding grounds at the island’s entrance, the Museum is home to a wide variety of programs and opportunities, educational and community resources, and hometown events. Above all the Museum is committed to its mission to Inspire People to Care for the Lowcountry, and creatively pursues this mission through a hands-on approach to getting visitors in touch with, and ultimately in love with, our region.

REDEFINING THE
MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

The Coastal Discovery Museum is known as “one of the most memorable destinations on Hilton Head Island.” With its historic and scenic location on vast, winding grounds at the island’s entrance, the Museum is home to a wide variety of programs and opportunities, educational and community resources, and hometown events. Above all the Museum is committed to its mission to Inspire People to Care for the Lowcountry, and creatively pursues this mission through a hands-on approach to getting visitors in touch with, and ultimately in love with, our region.

HISTORY
OF THE COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM

Founded in 1985, the Coastal Discovery Museum operated at two previous locations before making made a giant leap forward in the Fall 2007 when it opened the facility at Honey Horn – a “Town of Hilton Head Island” property that’s home to several of Hilton Head Island’s oldest certified buildings. Since relocating, the Museum has expanded its offerings, doubled the number of students in education programs, and hosted dozens of special events and festivals annually.

In 2015 the Coastal Discovery Museum was officially recognized as a Smithsonian Affiliate joining 200 institutions around the country. Building on this recognition, Museum staff and board members have conducted strategic planning operations in recent years to establish and direct what will be the Coastal Discovery Museum’s impact, activities, and goals for the projected future, and measures to assure its ongoing presence in the Hilton Head community.

HISTORY OF THE
COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM

Founded in 1985, the Coastal Discovery Museum operated at two previous locations before making made a giant leap forward in the Fall 2007 when it opened the facility at Honey Horn – a “Town of Hilton Head Island” property that’s home to several of Hilton Head Island’s oldest certified buildings. Since relocating, the Museum has expanded its offerings, doubled the number of students in education programs, and hosted dozens of special events and festivals annually.

In 2015 the Coastal Discovery Museum was officially recognized as a Smithsonian Affiliate joining 200 institutions around the country. Building on this recognition, Museum staff and board members have conducted strategic planning operations in recent years to establish and direct what will be the Coastal Discovery Museum’s impact, activities, and goals for the projected future, and measures to assure its ongoing presence in the Hilton Head community.

LEARN
ABOUT OUR TEAM

At the heart of the Coastal Museum is a team of expert historians, curators, naturalists, educators, speakers, and staff who manages our operations and facilities. We know the responsibility we carry to preserve this incredible resource for our community and visitors. In addition to permanent staff, the museum's influence is built on a large and influential list of guest speakers and presenters scheduled throughout the year for special events. Click here for a list of current staff and how to contact. We're here to connect you to all the #coastaldiscoverymuseum has to offer.

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LEARN ABOUT
OUR TEAM

At the heart of the Coastal Museum is a team of expert historians, curators, naturalists, educators, speakers, and staff who manages our operations and facilities. We know the responsibility we carry to preserve this incredible resource for our community and visitors. In addition to permanent staff, the museum's influence is built on a large and influential list of guest speakers and presenters scheduled throughout the year for special events. Click here for a list of current staff and how to contact. We're here to connect you to all the #coastaldiscoverymuseum has to offer.

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DISCOVER
OUR MISSION

The Coastal Discovery Museum's passionate and longstanding mission is woven throughout everything we do, pursue, preserve, and promote. Our events, talks, tours, and education programs are specifically designed to plant the seed of discovery and awe, inspiring others to care for a place of rich history and abundant natural resources -- to not only care about, but to take on the responsibility of caring for the Lowcountry. To view our Strategic Plan in full detail, download the PDF from the link below.

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DISCOVER OUR MISSION

The Coastal Discovery Museum's passionate and longstanding mission is woven throughout everything we do, pursue, preserve, and promote. Our events, talks, tours, and education programs are specifically designed to plant the seed of discovery and awe, inspiring others to care for a place of rich history and abundant natural resources -- to not only care about, but to take on the responsibility of caring for the Lowcountry. To view our Strategic Plan in full detail, download the PDF from the link below.

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THANK
OUR SPONSORS

There are so many ways to Make A Difference in sustaining the impact of the Coastal Discovery Museum, but we simply wouldn't be where we are without our key sponsors. Not only have they helped put the museum on the map, but their endowments have allowed research and excavation projects that have led to new discoveries and exhibits, influencing the landscape of our community and fulfilling our mission to "inspire people to care for the Lowcountry." Thanks to our generous supporters, this essential work is thriving today, sustaining programs, natural resources, and cultural history for future generations.

THANK
OUR SPONSORS

There are so many ways to Make A Difference in sustaining the impact of the Coastal Discovery Museum, but we simply wouldn't be where we are without our key sponsors. Not only have they only helped put the museum on the map, but their endowments have allowed research and excavation projects that have led to new discoveries and exhibits, influencing the landscape of our community and fulfilling our mission to "inspire people to care for the Lowcountry." Thanks to our generous supporters, this essential work is thriving today, sustaining programs, natural resources, and cultural history for future generations.

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