Admission to the Museum is free, making donations critical to fulfilling our mission to inspire people to care for the Lowcountry. We rely on the generosity of our donors and would be honored to have your support! Below are the ways you can support the mission of Coastal Discovery Museum with a contribution, please feel free to contact Museum Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Caprice Wilborn, for more information on how you can help with a donation at

Make a Donation!


Help the Museum maintain the 68 acre historic Honey Horn property with an unrestricted contribution. Annual Fund donations also help the Museum cover the costs associated with its daily operation. From permanent and special exhibitions to hands-on family programming and memorable discovery experiences, your tax deductible donation makes it all possible. Contact us or donate online today.


The Coastal Discovery Museum has an active Capital Improvement Campaign in progress and you can play a major role in the renovation/construction of an existing structure on the historic Honey Horn property. Naming opportunities are available.


Gifts of appreciated stock are a preferred method of giving by donors and are gratefully accepted by the Coastal Discovery Museum. We have stock transfer instructions available upon request.


You can effectively increase the impact of your personal gift to the Coastal Discovery Museum, doubling or even tripling your support of our many educational programs. Find out if your employer has a matching gift program and how to qualify.


Your business or a business you know may want to consider a sponsorship of one of our education programs, art exhibitions, festivals or markets. With over 120,000 visitors yearly it is a great way to  partner with the Museum while showing great community support.


If you would like to make a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one, we can help you fulfill that wish. We receive gifts in this way throughout the year and are humbled by this generosity.


Want to help grow the capacity of the Museum for future generations, leaving a legacy is one of the nicest ways to continue supporting the Coastal Discovery Museum for many years. We will walk you through the process of legacy support giving. We can help you determine how a  planned gift may best suit your intentions to leave a legacy. Please let us know how we may assist you in planned giving, we are so grateful for any consideration of a legacy gift.


A quick, easy way to support the museum is by shopping with Amazon through Amazon Smile. When you use Amazon Smile and choose the museum as your charity Amazon will donates .5% of your eligible purchases to us. All you have to do is go to and log in using your normal amazon login and password then choose Coastal Discovery Museum as your charity. From there you just shop normally. Remember to go to Smile.Amazon.Com each time and you will be helping us while you shop for your necessities. Remember to use Amazon Smile each time and you will be supporting the museum at the same time.

Caprice “Cappi” Wilborn has loved Hilton Head since her father moved here in the early 1970s. She recalls the two lane road leading onto the island and driving for miles through live oak canopies laden with Spanish moss so prevalent that the sun barely broke through to the road. The island forests, beaches and saltmarsh estuaries were her summer playground, and it left such a lasting impression that she returned here to live. She joined the Coastal Discovery Museum because she has a passion for the natural world, art, and cultural heritage. She feels the Museum is the perfect combination of her interests and would like to help us inspire as many people as possible to care for the Lowcountry. Feel free to email Cappi at the email listed above or call (843)689-6767 and ask for her.


Checks should be made payable to the Coastal Discovery Museum and sent to:

Coastal Discovery Museum
P.O. Box 23497
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925-3497

Make a Donation!

The Coastal Discovery Museum is a 501 (c)3 not for profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Thank you for considering a contribution to support our mission.

Your gift makes a difference!