The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation. The Foundation supports its two facilities, the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach, NC and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, NC mainly through admission fees, private donations, community contributions, grants, memberships, and gift shop sales.
Different types of annual memberships are available. You can choose a Single Membership for the Museum of Coastal Carolina or Ingram Planetarium, or you can select a Dual Membership that applies to both facilities. The benefits of each type of membership are shown in the Membership Comparison Chart below.
A Dual Membership provides unlimited access to the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium, free admission to lectures, member previews, newsletters, 10% discount to Nature’s Treasures Gift Shop and Galaxy Gift Shop, and a window decal. Additionally, Foundation and Corporate memberships receive a Museum “Wall of Fame” plaque. Corporate memberships also receive a free 3-hour rental of the Hayden O’Neil Learning Center, twenty admission tickets, and a membership certificate for your business.
A portion of the membership fee is non-taxable according to the IRS Code — Section 170.
Click here for a printable Membership Application Form: Membership Application Form
Membership Comparison Chart
Single Membership for either the Museum of Coastal Carolina or Ingram Planetarium:
|2 Adults +
4 Children under 18
|4 Adults +
4 Children under 18 +
|50% off admission to The Children’s Museum of Wilmington||√||√||√|
|Unlimited access to the Museum OR Planetarium||√||√||√|
|Admission to lecture series||√||√||√|
|Admission tickets to the Museum OR Planetarium||1||2||4|
|Member previews for new exhibits & dome shows||√||√||√|
|10% Discount on all purchases at Nature’s Treasures and Galaxy Gifts||√||√||√|
|Window decal (New members only)||√||√||√|
Dual Membership for both the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium:
|| Family Plus
|2 Adults + 4 Children under 18||4 Adults + 4 Children under 18 + 2 Guests||Up to 15 individuals|
|50% off admission to The Children’s Museum of Wilmington||√||√||√||√||√|
|Unlimited access to the Museum AND Planetarium||√||√||√||√||√|
|Admission to lecture series||√||√||√||√||√|
|Member previews for new exhibits & dome shows||√||√||√||√||√|
|10% discount on all purchases at Nature’s Treasures and Galaxy Gifts||√||√||√||√||√|
|Window decal (New members only)||√||√||√||√||√|
|Family/Corporate name plaque on “Wall of Fame” located in the Museum||√||√|
|3 hour rental of Museum’s Hayden O’Neil Learning Center||√|
|20 admission tickets for your staff, clients, or friends||√|
|Certificate of membership to display at your business||√|