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.

Most Discovery Night programs are designed for ages 7 and older (Sept – May). Summer Discovery Night program are family friendly.

INDIGO
EXPLORATION
Feb 2, 2023 / 5:00-6:00pm

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. $20 per person.


INDIGO
EXPLORATION
Feb 2, 2023 / 5:00-6:00pm

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. $20 per person.


PRINTMAKING
WORKSHOP
Feb 9, 2023 / 5:30-7:30

Let your creative juices flow as you design your own greeting/holiday cards. Come and learn some basic printmaking techniques and design your own images to transfer onto a set of greeting cards using print foam and ink. No prior experience needed. Adults are welcome to bring wine to enjoy while creating. $25 per person

PRINTMAKING
WORKSHOP
Feb 9, 2023 / 5:30-7:30

Let your creative juices flow as you design your own greeting/holiday cards. Come and learn some basic printmaking techniques and design your own images to transfer onto a set of greeting cards using print foam and ink. No prior experience needed. Adults are welcome to bring wine to enjoy while creating. $25 per person

CAMELLIAS
AND THE ART OF WAXING FLOWERS
Feb 16, 2023 / 4:30-6:00pm

Camellias are fascinating plants with a rich history that has been cultivated for their beauty in many Lowcountry gardens. Join the Museum’s Manager of Horticulture to learn a little bit about the history of these charming plants. Tour the Camellia Garden and view over 130 varieties of magnificent Camellias. Learn how to preserve flowers for several weeks through the art of flower waxing and preserve your favorite Camellia bloom to take home and enjoy. $20 per person


CAMELLIAS
AND THE ART OF WAXING FLOWERS
Feb 16, 2023 / 4:30-6:00pm

Camellias are fascinating plants with a rich history that has been cultivated for their beauty in many Lowcountry gardens. Join the Museum’s Manager of Horticulture to learn a little bit about the history of these charming plants. Tour the Camellia Garden and view over 130 varieties of magnificent Camellias. Learn how to preserve flowers for several weeks through the art of flower waxing and preserve your favorite Camellia bloom to take home and enjoy. $20 per person


TERRARIUM
WORKSHOP
Feb 23, 2023 / 5:00-6:30pm

Did you know that terrariums changed the world and were one of the most important inventions/discoveries of the 1800? Learn the fascinating history of terrariums, and then create your own to take home! Master Gardener Marcia Lentz will guide participants through the process of making and caring for your glass terrarium. No prior experience needed. All supplies provided. $40 per person

TERRARIUM
WORKSHOP
Feb 23, 2023 / 5:00-6:30pm

Did you know that terrariums changed the world and were one of the most important inventions/discoveries of the 1800? Learn the fascinating history of terrariums, and then create your own to take home! Master Gardener Marcia Lentz will guide participants through the process of making and caring for your glass terrarium. No prior experience needed. All supplies provided. $40 per person

INDIGO
EXPLORATION
March 2, 2023 / 5:00-6:00pm

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. $20 per person.

INDIGO
EXPLORATION
March 2, 2023 / 5:00-6:00pm

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. $20 per person.

SEA TURTLE
PAINT PARTY
March 9, 2023 / 5:00-7:00pm

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.


SEA TURTLE
PAINT PARTY
March 9, 2023 / 5:00-7:00pm

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.


JELLYFISH
ARTS & CRAFTS PARTY
April 6, 2023 / 5:30-7:00pm

Relax and let your creative juices flow during this fun Jelly Fish Arts & Crafts Party! Explore the joys of color blending, creating with different kinds of media, and expressing yourself in an inspirational atmosphere. Aided by Camilla Pagliaroli, local artist and owner of Create with Camilla, you will create one or two 3D jellyfish on an 16x20 canvas using acrylic paint and mixed media. This event is open to artists of all levels, styles, ages, and interests. This is a family friendly paint party; one adult and one child can work together, two adults can work together, or adults can work on their own. No experience needed and all supplies included.

$48 one adult & one child (ages 5-12), one canvas.

$48 two adults, one canvas.

$40 one adult, one canvas.

JELLYFISH
ARTS & CRAFTS PARTY
April 6, 2023 / 5:30-7:00pm

Relax and let your creative juices flow during this fun Jelly Fish Arts & Crafts Party! Explore the joys of color blending, creating with different kinds of media, and expressing yourself in an inspirational atmosphere. Aided by Camilla Pagliaroli, local artist and owner of Create with Camilla, you will create one or two 3D jellyfish on an 16x20 canvas using acrylic paint and mixed media. This event is open to artists of all levels, styles, ages, and interests. This is a family friendly paint party; one adult and one child can work together, two adults can work together, or adults can work on their own. No experience needed and all supplies included.

$48 one adult & one child (ages 5-12), one canvas.

$48 two adults, one canvas.

$40 one adult, one canvas.