It’s all Within Reach

With Coastal Discovery’s Hands-On Programs, the world is your oyster, from a day in the life of an underwater creature to a real-life Night At The Museum. Take a dive under the surface to discover the teeming waters along our shores. Begin your own Sweetgrass Basket, while your teacher weaves both craft and story, both passed down from a long line of ancestors. Whatever your interest, you don’t have to choose just one – experience every Hands-On opportunity the museum has to offer.

It’s all Within Reach

With Coastal Discovery’s Hands-On Programs, the world is your oyster, from a day in the life of an underwater creature to a real-life Night At The Museum. Take a dive under the surface to discover the teeming waters along our shores. Begin your own Sweetgrass Basket, while your teacher weaves both craft and story, both passed down from a long line of ancestors. Whatever your interest, you don’t have to choose just one – experience every Hands-On opportunity the museum has to offer.

BLUE CRAB
DISCOVERY TOUR

The blue crab achieves a great metamorphosis, beginning as one of millions of microscopic eggs and eventually developing into active predators with powerful claws. Discover the beauty and intriguing life of the Atlantic Blue Crab and the important role they play in the coastal ecosystem and in the history of Lowcountry civilization. Experience recreational harvesting, cooking, cleaning, and eating of the blue crab! (This is experience includes just a taste of blue crab meat).

FAMILY FRIENDLY: $15 adult, $10 child
April, May, September, & October: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am.
June- August: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 9:30 am.
November: Thursdays, except Thanksgiving, 9:30-11:30 am.

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BLUE CRAB
DISCOVERY TOUR

The blue crab achieves a great metamorphosis, beginning as one of millions of microscopic eggs and eventually developing into active predators with powerful claws. Discover the beauty and intriguing life of the Atlantic Blue Crab and the important role they play in the coastal ecosystem and in the history of Lowcountry civilization. Experience recreational harvesting, cooking, cleaning, and eating of the blue crab! (This is experience includes just a taste of blue crab meat).

FAMILY FRIENDLY: $15 adult, $10 child
April, May, September, & October: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am.
June- August: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 9:30 am.
November: Thursdays, except Thanksgiving, 9:30-11:30 am.

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INDIGO
TIE DYE

Join us to discover the history of an important plant in South Carolina: Indigo. In a very special HANDS ON experience at the Coastal Discovery Museum, come and learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it to create a tie dye t-shirt you can take home with you.

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.

Mondays at 3 pm
$12 adults, $7 child.

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INDIGO
TIE DYE

Join us to discover the history of an important plant in South Carolina: Indigo. In a very special HANDS ON experience at the Coastal Discovery Museum, come and learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it to create a tie dye t-shirt you can take home with you.

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.

Mondays at 3 pm
$12 adults, $7 child.

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SWEETGRASS
BASKET CLASS

World-famous but with origins right here in the Lowcountry, the Sweetgrass basket is one of the regions’s best known art forms and cultural icons. An important economic and artistic resource throughout the historic development of the Gullah people, you can learn about the making and the history personally from a local Gullah basket maker. You can even try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally resourced natural materials.

Select Saturdays at 10:30am.
Please note: A minimum of 5 participants is required for this class to occur.
Reservations required: call 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or register online.

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SWEETGRASS
BASKET CLASS

World-famous but with origins right here in the Lowcountry, the Sweetgrass basket is one of the regions’s best known art forms and cultural icons. An important economic and artistic resource throughout the historic development of the Gullah people, you can learn about the making and the history personally from a local Gullah basket maker. You can even try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally resourced natural materials.

Select Saturdays at 10:30am.
Please note: A minimum of 5 participants is required for this class to occur.
Reservations required: call 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or register online.

Register Now
WONDERFUL
WINGS

Bring the kids and let their “wonder” take flight, getting to know the most beautiful bug! From egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to adult, even little kids learn and make memories at the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat where a guide introduces butterfly types and life cycle. Plus, you can create a simple seed craft to take home and start your own butterfly garden, both enjoying and perpetuating the butterfly population.

FAMILY FRIENDLY: $5 per person.
This family program is designed for the preschool and younger elementary kids in your family BUT the whole family will enjoy.
June, July, August: Wednesdays 10am & 11am.

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WONDERFUL WINGS

Bring the kids and let their “wonder” take flight, getting to know the most beautiful bug! From egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to adult, even little kids learn and make memories at the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat where a guide introduces butterfly types and life cycle. Plus, you can create a simple seed craft to take home and start your own butterfly garden, both enjoying and perpetuating the butterfly population.

FAMILY FRIENDLY: $5 per person.
This family program is designed for the preschool and younger elementary kids in your family BUT the whole family will enjoy.
June, July, August: Wednesdays 10am and 11am.

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UNDER
THE SEA

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. Know the answer next time someone asks you, “what kind of shell is this?” Feed a horseshoe crab and watch it chew with its legs! (If that’s news to you, imagine how much more there is to uncover.)

FAMILY FRIENDLY (indoor experience):
This program is geared towards adults and children upper elementary age and older.
June, July, and August: Fridays at 11am and 12pm.

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UNDER THE SEA

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. Know the answer next time someone asks you, “what kind of shell is this?” Feed a horseshoe crab and watch it chew with its legs! (If that’s news to you, imagine how much more there is to uncover.)

FAMILY FRIENDLY (indoor experience):
This program is geared towards adults and children upper elementary age and older.
June, July, and August: Fridays at 11am and 12pm.

Register Now
DISCOVERY
LAB

Drop in and explore the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Discovery Lab! Visiting the lab is a fun educational experience for all ages. But what exactly is it? There’s no better way to get your Discovery feet wet than during an Open House. Get a closer look at some live Lowcountry animals like native fish, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, frogs, lizards, snakes, and a friendly alligator. Step into unique and fascinating stories about the Lowcountry’s history and environment through hands-on, interactive displays and games.

Open House: 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.
FAMILY FRIENDLY: Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Everyone must have fun!!

Register Now
DISCOVERY LAB

Drop in and explore the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Discovery Lab! Visiting the lab is a fun educational experience for all ages. But what exactly is it? There’s no better way to get your Discovery feet wet than during an Open House. Get a closer look at some live Lowcountry animals like native fish, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, frogs, lizards, snakes, and a friendly alligator. Step into unique and fascinating stories about the Lowcountry’s history and environment through hands-on, interactive displays and games.

Open House: 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.
FAMILY FRIENDLY: Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Everyone must have fun!!

Register Now
COOL
CRITTERS

Come and meet some of the coolest critters around…REPTILES! Meet and get to know some Lowcountry lizards, snakes, turtles, and alligators. Learn why these cold-blooded critters are important and examine the fun adaptions they have that help them survive in the wild.

FAMILY FRIENDLY: $5 per person / children under 3 free.
This indoor program is designed for the younger elementary kids in your family BUT the whole family will enjoy!

Register Now
COOL CRITTERS

Come and meet some of the coolest critters around…REPTILES! Meet and get to know some Lowcountry lizards, snakes, turtles, and alligators. Learn why these cold-blooded critters are important and examine the fun adaptions they have that help them survive in the wild.

FAMILY FRIENDLY: $5 per person / children under 3 free.
This indoor program is designed for the younger elementary kids in your family BUT the whole family will enjoy!

Register Now
SCAVENGER
HUNT

Do you have what it takes to win? Can you decipher the Lowcountry rhymes in enough time? Bring your family and friends to compete in this active scavenger hunt that takes place across our 70-acre property. Winners will be rewarded by winning a cool Coastal Discovery Museum prize and by the fact that they devastated the other teams from Ohio! The fastest team of the month will be featured in our lobby and on social media.

Thursdays and Fridays 2:30 – 3:30 PM

$15 per team / 2 team min & 6 teams max / up to 6 people per team max

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SCAVENGER HUNT

Do you have what it takes to win? Can you decipher the Lowcountry rhymes in enough time? Bring your family and friends to compete in this active scavenger hunt that takes place across our 70-acre property. Winners will be rewarded by winning a cool Coastal Discovery Museum prize and by the fact that they devastated the other teams from Ohio! The fastest team of the month will be featured in our lobby and on social media.

Thursdays and Fridays 2:30 – 3:30 PM

$15 per team / 2 team min & 6 teams max / up to 6 people per team max

Register Now

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