The Kids’ Zone, located in the Discovery House, provides an opportunity for parents to interact with their children while learning about the cultural and natural history of the island. Dress up in costumes, from the Colonial Days, while playing Colonial games. Put puzzles together, create your own puppet show, or enjoy a book from the library of children’s books for all ages! Search through Native American pottery, replicas of artifacts, bones from loggerhead sea turtles, and a variety of shells from Hilton Head beaches.

Visit our live Horseshoe Crabs and Diamondback Terrapin “Myrtle.” Learn about where they live with a full-room mural depicting salt marsh, beach, and maritime forest habitats. Mounted local bird specimens and a loggerhead sea turtle nest “cut away” also show off more of what you might encounter while visiting the Lowcountry.

During the spring season a “bird nest cam” is placed in one of our blue bird boxes behind the Museum and visitors are able to watch as eggs are laid, incubated, and hatched. Watch the young feed and then fly from the nest.

Is there anything more fun than a scavenger hunt? The Coastal Discovery Museum has a Children’s Scavenger Hunt that allows children to explore Historic Honey Horn and find items related to the cultural heritage and natural history of the property. As children follow the trails, with a scavenger hunt guide, they will find answers to the questions on the interpretive panels throughout the property. Pick up scavenger hunt at front desk.