During the school year, the Tom Peeples Discovery Lab is used for student field trip programs. This building opened in the fall of 2016. Originally built around 1900, it was the property’s Supervisor’s House. After stabilizing and renovating the structure, it is now home to several live animal displays used for programs. Please visit the School Programs page to learn more about scheduling your group visit.

Open House:

Explore the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Discovery Lab!! Visiting the lab is a fun educational experience for all ages. Get a closer look at some live lowcountry animals like fish, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, frogs, lizards, snakes, and a friendly alligator. Discover unique and fascinating stories about the lowcountry’s history and environment through hands-on, interactive displays and activities.


The Discovery Lab will not have any open house hours this summer. This is for the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff. Thank you for understanding.

No reservations required.
$2 per person (ages 5 and up) / Children under the age of 5 are free.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Everyone must have fun!!

Book online now!