Museum of Coastal Carolina [Museum]

Visit the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach, NC — the only natural history museum located on a North Carolina barrier island! Walk through an ocean reef. See shark jaws from sharks caught in local waters. Visit our Touch Tank and hold a sea star in your hand. Watch a video of a nesting loggerhead sea turtle that was filmed right here on Ocean Isle Beach. See our realistic wildlife diorama that features the animals that live in the Green Swamp. Visit our gift shop that offers nature-themed games, tee shirts, puzzles, and more.

“What kind of fish is that, Mister?” [Museum]

When: Saturday, Febraury 23, 2013 at 11:00

Where: Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach, NC

One day when Stuart Ingram was surf fishing on Ocean Isle Beach, a young boy came up to him and asked “What kind of fish is that, Mister?” Thus began Ingram’s quest to build a museum that would educate people about the natural history of the Carolina coast. In this program, you will learn how to recognize the various types of fish that can be found in local waters.

Coastal Connections: Which Animals Mate for Life? [Museum]

When: Saturday, Febraury 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Where: Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach, NC

A timely topic for Valentine’s Day: Which coastal animals mate for life?

Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count [Museum]

When: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11:00

Where: Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Learn how to take part in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. It’s easy, it’s fun, and the whole family can participate.

Math, Astronomy, and the Earth-Centered Universe [Planetarium]

When: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Where: Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, NC

Guest speaker Dr. Henry Steffens discusses the origins of Western mathematics and astronomy.

Laser Music Shows [Planetarium]

When: Friday, February 15, 2013 and Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM

Where: Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, NC

5:00 PM — Retro U2

6:oo PM — Beatles

Laser Music Shows [Planetarium]

When: Friday, February 15, 2013 and Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM

Where: Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, NC

5:00 PM — Retro U2

6:oo PM — Beatles

Sky Theater Shows [Planetarium]

When: Fridays and Saturdays — Shows on the hour beginning at 1:00 PM

Where: Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, NC

1:00 — Astronaut

2:00 — Dynamic Earth

3:00 — Zula Patrol: Under the Weather (A great show for young children!)

4:00 — Tales of the Maya Skies

Sky Theater Shows [Planetarium]

When: Fridays and Saturdays — Shows on the hour beginning at 1:00 PM

Where: Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, NC

1:00 — Astronaut

2:00 — Dynamic Earth

3:00 — Zula Patrol: Under the Weather (A great show for young children!)

4:00 — Tales of the Maya Skies

Sky Theater Shows [Planetarium]

When: Fridays and Saturdays — Shows on the hour beginning at 1:00 PM

Where: Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, NC

1:00 — Astronaut

2:00 — Dynamic Earth

3:00 — Zula Patrol: Under the Weather (A great show for young children!)

4:00 — Tales of the Maya Skies