Discovery Night at the Museum | Coastal Discovery Museum

Discovery Night at the Museum

Upcoming Schedule

There is something special happening AFTER HOURS at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in unique experiences on Thursday evenings. Topics, activities, times, and fees vary…so keep checking the calendar to see what’s next.

Only registered paid participants will be admitted into programs. At least one registered adult must accompany each group.

These programs are for ages 7 and older.

Indigo Exploration
Journey to the past and “meet” Eliza Lucas Pinckney. In 1739, when Eliza was just 17 years old, her experiments with indigo resulted in a very profitable industry for the colony of South Carolina. Hear her unique story, learn how indigo dye was made, and make your own indigo tie-dye t-shirt to take home. The Museum will provide you with one t-shirt (size Child M – Adult XL) to tie dye with indigo dye, made from what was once our area’s well-known “cash crop.” You are welcome to bring an additional cotton item to dye. $15 per person.

Marine Invertebrates
The water views are extraordinary anywhere you look throughout the South Carolina coast, but underneath that sparking blue ocean is an amazing world of marine life. Dive deep into the life of smaller marine creatures. What does a spider crab feel like? How does a horseshoe crab eat? Who lives in those shells? Come and find out during this hands-on interactive experience. $12 adults, $7 children.

Sea Turtle Paint Party
Relax and let your creative juices flow during this fun and informal Sea Turtle Painting Party! Explore the joys of color blending, working with shapes and brush strokes, and expressing yourself in an inspirational atmosphere. Aided by Camilla Pagliaroli, local artist and owner of Create with Camilla, you will paint on an 11x14 canvas using acrylics. This event is open to artists of all levels, styles, and interests; some will lean more towards the realistic and others more abstract, and that is the fun of painting together! At the end of the evening, you will go home with your own original work of art. All supplies included. Adults are welcome to bring wine to enjoy while painting. $35 per person.

Batiking with Indigo
Batik is the process of using melted wax to create a dye resistant design on fabric. Come and learn the art of batiking with local artist, Stella-lee Anderson. Use the paintbrush technique of applying wax and indigo dye to create your own unique artwork. No prior experience is required to enjoy this evening of learning and creating. Fabric will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own cotton item too. Adults are welcome to bring wine to enjoy while creating. $40 per person.

Fiber Arts Seascape Workshop
Create an 8"x10" seascape using a palette of bright fabric and thread. No sewing required, instead we will use a fusing technique and embellish with some quick hand sewing. Ages 12 and older, please. $30 per person.

Fish Print Tote Bags
Our coastal waters are full of fun and fantastic fish! Create you own fun and fantastic fish prints on a canvas tote bag to take home with you. The whole family will enjoy this special after-hours event at the Coastal Discovery Museum. One tote bag per participant. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. $12 per person.

Lantern Making Workshop

Print Making

Check back for more programs - we update the schedule frequently.