THE COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM’S TEMPORARY EXHIBITS AMONG FAVORITE HILTON HEAD ACTIVITIES

During the year, the Coastal Discovery Museum hosts between 6 and 8 temporary exhibits in the Discovery House’s Temporary Exhibit Gallery. The exhibits vary in theme and subject matter related to Lowcountry history, natural history and art. Visiting the Coastal Discovery Museum’s exhibitions will introduce you to the many facets of Hilton Head Island.

Depending upon the exhibition, there are often demonstrations, talks and workshops offered during the year. Some artists will paint in the gallery or ‘plein air’ on site during their show while others will present workshops about how to take nature photographs. For our younger visitors, several of the exhibitions feature ‘scavenger hunts’ or other activities.

Many exhibitions have ‘artist coffees,’ demonstrations or classes offered during their installation. Here you can meet the many of the exhibiting artists at gallery walks and coffees. It is a great opportunity to get to know the artists, their methods and vision for their works.

Please contact the Museum or check the event calendar for more information.

Nikon Small World: Recognizing Excellence in Photography through the Microscope

July 1, 2019 – September 13, 2019

The oldest and most respected competition of its kind, Nikon Small World celebrates the world’s best photomicrographers, who successfully find the intersection of art and science under the microscope by using a variety of sophisticated microscopy techniques. Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope.  This year, the Coastal Discovery Museum is one of eight venues to host their traveling exhibition featuring the top 20 photographs selected as winners in the 2018 competition.