Join the Coastal Discovery Museum in exploring the Lowcountry from home.

See a newly hatched butterfly.

Tiny Horseshoe Crabs moving around.

Learn how Venus Fly Traps work!

Learn about Horseshoe Crabs and how you can help them.

Feeding a Horseshoe Crab!

Learn more about Loggerhead Sea Turtles.

Find out what’s unique about Spanish Moss.

Knobbed Whelk

How do whelks eat? This Knobbed Whelk mostly feeds on bivalves like clams and mussels. It uses a taste/smell organ to locate prey. Once the whelk finds its prey, it grabs onto it with its muscular foot and wedges the bivalve open with the edge of its own shell. After the bivalve is open, the whelk uses its radula and proboscis to eat the flesh of the animal. In this video, our whelk (living in the Discovery Lab View Tank) is lining up the edge of the mussel's shell with the edge of its own shell. It pulls and tried to open the mussel but…it did not open. It will continue to try until it succeeds.#MuseumFromHome #CoastalDiscoveryMuseum #DiscoveryLab #ViewTank #KnobbedWhelk #hunterversushunted #WildWeekend

Posted by Coastal Discovery Museum on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Learn more about the Salt Marsh from our “Day in the Salt Marsh” series of videos. Join the staff as they read this book by Kevin Kurtz and then follow them around Honey Horn to learn more about the marsh. The first in the series is below, but click here to see the full series.

A Day in the Salt Marsh – Tides

A Day in the Salt Marsh – TidesEpisode 1Join the Coastal Discovery Museum's Curator of Education, Dawn Brut, and Museum Educator, Rebecca Shannon as they read “A Day in the Salt Marsh” by Kevin Kurtz – Children's Author and share fun facts about life in the salt marsh.Smithsonian Affiliations #coastaldiscovery #adayinthesaltmarsh #storytime #saltmarsh #funfacts #museumathome #museumfromhome #tides #hightide #lowtide

Posted by Coastal Discovery Museum on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Flat Stella learned about the Gullah culture during a “visit.”