Since 1985, the Coastal Discovery Museum has offered educational and interactive programs to regional schools and youth-related organizations. These programs are aligned to many of South Carolina’s Curriculum Standards and engage students in hands-on, experiential learning. Educational experiences are offered at our Honey Horn campus, at several off-site locations, in your classroom, and online. Children participating in a Coastal Discovery Museum program will have the opportunity to make meaningful connections between the natural history and cultural heritage of the Lowcountry.

2020-2021 School Program Overview Video

Online Resources

The Coastal Discovery Museum offers a variety of unique educational resources that are available online for teachers to use with their students. History and Natural History resources correlate with SC education standards and will be a fun addition to classroom curriculum. There is no fee to use these resources but registration in required.

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Live Virtual Experiences

Students and teachers can participate in live virtual experiences with a Coastal Discovery Museum naturalist or historian. This is a great opportunity for kids to get connected to and take a closer look at the unique environment and history of the Lowcountry.

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Conservation in the Classroom

This environmental education experience inspires and challenges students to take action and spread the word. Teachers pick the program theme (shorebirds, sea turtles, dolphins, or horseshoe crabs) that is the best fit for their students. Each theme includes an introduction activity to be done by the teacher in the classroom, an education program presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum, and a hands-on classroom project for students. Projects will be use to spread the word and some students’ projects will be displayed in our annual exhibition (July/August 2021).

Conservation in the Classroom for the 2020-2021 school year is designed to be done with students in the classroom and/or virtually with students at home.

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Field Trip Opportunities

(Temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19)

The Coastal Discovery Museum offers a wide variety of hands-on history and natural history programs for school students. Visit the Museum (located on the Historic Honey Horn property) and/or a variety of off-site locations to learn and grow through experiential learning activities.

School Group Field Trips (September-May)

Summer Field Trips (June-August)

Outreach Opportunities

(Temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19)

The Coastal Discovery Museum can come to you! The Museum offers a wide variety of traveling hands-on history and natural history experiences that can be brought to your site. Many of the outreach opportunities can be done with small groups or large groups.   

School Group Outreach (September-May)

Summer Outreach (June-August)

Teacher Workshops and Opportunities

The Coastal Discovery Museum offers a variety of unique experiences for teachers that gives them the opportunity to expand their understanding of Lowcountry history and natural history through experiential learning and provides the tools to take those experience back to their classrooms.

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Thank you to our sponsors, The Bargain Box, Breedlove Foundation, Palmetto Electric Trust, and SC Humanities for providing funding that enables us to provide high quality, standard-based educational experiences for school groups.


Dawn Brut, Curator of Education
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