he Coastal Discovery Museum and the Santa Elena Foundation have joined together to tell the story of America’s first century.   The Coastal Discovery Museum will host this new 1,000 square foot traveling exhibit through December 7.  In the 16th century, Spain claimed the New World, today known as North America, and named it La Florida.  The […]

Beaufort’s Shrimp Festival Must Go On! Due to limitations on large gatherings and concerns about public health during the COVID19 pandemic, the Beaufort Shrimp Festival is being reimagined for 2020! Instead of a single weekend event, Shrimp Festival Season will celebrate the fall shrimp season and highlight the region’s culinary traditions spanning three weeks. We invite […]

Blue Crab Discovery at Coastal Discovery Museum The Coastal Discovery Museum will host “Blue Crab Discovery” this fall  every Tuesday (September, October and November) and Thursday (not in November) at 9:30 am.   As you visit the Museum on Jarvis Creek, you will learn about the life cycle and importance of the Atlantic Blue Crab.  Participants […]

Civil War Era to be presented at Coastal Discovery Museum The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island will present Civil War Era every Thursday at 3 pm.  Hilton Head Island was home to thousands of Union soldiers during the Civil War.  Why were they here and how did they spend their time?  Maps and […]

Explore Honey Horn program at Coastal Discovery Museum The Coastal Discovery “Explore Honey Horn” program will continue this fall every Wednesday and Thursday at 11 am.  A guided tour around the museum’s picturesque and historic grounds.  You will visit the salt marsh, see historic buildings, and learn about the gardens, plants and trees on site.  […]

Historic Fort Mitchel Tours Fort Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE PER TOUR TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING THURSDAYS, 11:00 AM Fort Mitchel contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull […]

Beach Discovery Walks with Coastal Discovery Museum The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Beach Discovery every Tuesday at 2 in September through November.  Learn to be a beachcomber!  Ever wonder who lives in those holes in the sand?  What living fossil can you find at the beach?  Why do sea turtles “dig the dark”?   Spot […]

Coastal Discovery to lead tours at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge The Coastal Discovery Museum will continue tours at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge starting in September through November on Thursdays at 2 pm. You will experience history and nature from an experienced guide on a walking tour of this National Wildlife Refuge, including its salt marsh […]

Discovery Night @ the Museum – Indigo Tie Dye There is something special happening AFTER HOURS at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Indigo Tie Dye! Come and learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it create a tie dye t-shirt to take home. The Museum will provide you with one t-shirt (size […]