Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium Will Close to the Public Until April 30

As a public health precaution and to help limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation Inc. will temporarily close the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach to the public until April 30 effective immediately.

 

If you are a routine patron of the Foundation, you may realize that this is the time of year that we depend heavily on school groups, Family Day admissions, Golf Cart Raffle ticket sales and Wine Fest, our major fundraiser that keeps us afloat as a nonprofit. This is a most critical time for this to occur financially, so we are in need of your support.

 
 

Family Day has been cancelled, and Wine Fest is postponed until June 28 in hopes we can still host this event. We request that you consider sponsoring us and to call for Wine Fest reservations now so sales will continue. If you have not renewed your membership, please do so. 

 

If you think about what Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach would be like without our two facilities during the year, but especially in the summer, we hope you find it in your hearts to support us to continue our educational mission and fun and entertaining efforts. You can mail in memberships and raffle tickets or call in donations by credit card between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily to 910-579-1016.

 

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff are our top priority. We will closely monitor the coronavirus situation and maintain ongoing communication with local health officials to determine if our reopening date will need to be changed. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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Museum of Coastal Carolina

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21 East Second Street
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
910-579-1016
 
Closed through April 30, 2020
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Some of the most popular items in our gift shops are available for purchase online at OIMF Gift Shop.

 

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Upcoming Museum Events

Apr
10
Fri
11:00 am Cancelled Until Further Notice –... @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Cancelled Until Further Notice –... @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cancelled Until Further Notice - Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Help Museum docents feed the live animals in the Touch Tank.
Apr
11
Sat
10:00 am Event Cancelled: Family Day @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Event Cancelled: Family Day @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Event Cancelled: Family Day @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Spring is nearly here, which means Family Day at the Museum of Coastal Carolina is not far behind! The exciting family event will be 10 am – 2 pm Saturday, April 11, rain or shine.[...]
Apr
17
Fri
11:00 am Cancelled Until Further Notice –... @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Cancelled Until Further Notice –... @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cancelled Until Further Notice - Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Help Museum docents feed the live animals in the Touch Tank.
Apr
24
Fri
11:00 am Cancelled Until Further Notice –... @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Cancelled Until Further Notice –... @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cancelled Until Further Notice - Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Help Museum docents feed the live animals in the Touch Tank.
Apr
25
Sat
6:30 pm Postponed till June 28 – Wine Fest @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Postponed till June 28 – Wine Fest @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Postponed till June 28 - Wine Fest @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
  Our annual fundraiser, Wine Fest 2020, is postponed and will be held June 28 at the Museum of Coastal Carolina from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Area wine vendors who will provide tasting stations during[...]
May
1
Fri
11:00 am Cancelled Until Further Notice –... @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Cancelled Until Further Notice –... @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cancelled Until Further Notice - Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Help Museum docents feed the live animals in the Touch Tank.
May
8
Fri
11:00 am Cancelled Until Further Notice –... @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Cancelled Until Further Notice –... @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cancelled Until Further Notice - Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Help Museum docents feed the live animals in the Touch Tank.

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Closed Until April 30; Connect With Us Online

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation Inc. will temporarily close the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium until April 30.

During this time of isolation and social distancing, we don’t want to lose touch with our OIMF friends and family. Below are some ways you can keep in touch and aware of what is going on. Remember, stay home for now and stay safe! Do it for your family, your friends and your community.

Shop with us online!

Some of the most popular items in our gift shops are available for purchase online at

 

OIMF Gift Shop

 

Visit our online auction, a precursor to Wine Fest, our annual fundraiser that we depend on to keep our nonprofit facilities open to serve our communities.

 

Online auction items

 

This is the time of year that we depend heavily on school groups, Family Day admissions, Golf Cart Raffle ticket sales and Wine Fest, our major fundraiser that keeps us afloat as a nonprofit. This is a most critical time for this to occur financially, so we are in need of your support.

 

Wine Fest is postponed until June 28. Please consider sponsoring us and/or calling for Wine Fest reservations now so sales will continue. If you have not renewed your membership, would you please do so? Call us and leave a message or visit the link below.

Membership Application

Please consider supporting us to continue our educational mission and fun and entertaining efforts. You can mail in memberships and raffle tickets or call in donations by credit card between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily to 910-579-1016.

Visit our Facebook page for some family activities you can do in your home.

Wine Fest Postponed Until June 28 But Online Bidding Now Available

Wine Fest is now set for June 28, but you can participate in our online auction right now from the safety and comfort of your home.

Click here to see and bid on our online auction items.

We request that you consider sponsoring us and to call for Wine Fest reservations now so sales will continue. Wine Fest is the premier annual fundraiser of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation. Proceeds benefit the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

Wine Fest will be 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 28 at the museum. Reservations are $50 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling 910-579-1016 or download the form below to mail.

Wine Fest 2020 Reservation Form

Wine Fest 2020 Sponsorship Form

Wine Fest 2020 Auction Donor Form

The annual Amateur Wine Competition conducted in cooperation with the Ocean Isle Beach chapter of the American Wine Society (AWS) and Silver Coast Winery is postponed, with the judging date to be determined. Amateur vintners compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in various award categories. Wines will be judged by an expert panel of AWS wine judges.

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Ingram Planetarium

Ingram Planetarium Sunset Beach NC

7625 High Market Street
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
910-575-0033
 
Closed through April 30, 2020
 

Shop with us online!

Some of the most popular items in our gift shops are available for purchase online at OIMF Gift Shop.

 

Directions
Map

Upcoming Planetarium Events

Apr
10
Fri
12:00 pm All Planetarium Events Cancelled... @ Ingram Planetarium
All Planetarium Events Cancelled... @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
All Planetarium Events Cancelled Until May 1 @ Ingram Planetarium
Discover the stars you’ll see in your own backyard in our LIVE star show!
1:00 pm Cancelled until May – Wayfinders... @ Ingram Planetarium
Cancelled until May – Wayfinders... @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cancelled until May - Wayfinders: Waves, Winds, and Stars @ Ingram Planetarium
Wayfinders tells the 5,000-year-old story of voyaging in the Pacific by using non-instrument celestial navigation techniques. This movie is followed by a LIVE star show.
2:00 pm Postponed – TBD – Planet Nine @ Ingram Planetarium
Postponed – TBD – Planet Nine @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Postponed - TBD - Planet Nine @ Ingram Planetarium
Journey to the farthest reaches of space or discover the stars you’ll see in your own backyard in our immersive theater. All Sky Theater shows include a LIVE star show!
3:00 pm Postponed – TBD – Kaluoka’ Hina... @ Ingram Planetarium
Postponed – TBD – Kaluoka’ Hina... @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Postponed - TBD -  Kaluoka' Hina: The Enchanted Reef @ Ingram Planetarium
The vastness of our planet’s oceans guards unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is Kaluoka’hina, an enchanted reef whose magic protects it against humans finding it. This animated feature is followed by a LIVE[...]
Apr
11
Sat
12:00 pm All Planetarium Events Cancelled... @ Ingram Planetarium
All Planetarium Events Cancelled... @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
All Planetarium Events Cancelled Until May 1 @ Ingram Planetarium
Discover the stars you’ll see in your own backyard in our LIVE star show!
1:00 pm Cancelled until May – Wayfinders... @ Ingram Planetarium
Cancelled until May – Wayfinders... @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cancelled until May - Wayfinders: Waves, Winds, and Stars @ Ingram Planetarium
Wayfinders tells the 5,000-year-old story of voyaging in the Pacific by using non-instrument celestial navigation techniques. This movie is followed by a LIVE star show.
2:00 pm Postponed – TBD – Planet Nine @ Ingram Planetarium
Postponed – TBD – Planet Nine @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Postponed - TBD - Planet Nine @ Ingram Planetarium
Journey to the farthest reaches of space or discover the stars you’ll see in your own backyard in our immersive theater. All Sky Theater shows include a LIVE star show!
3:00 pm Postponed – TBD – Kaluoka’ Hina... @ Ingram Planetarium
Postponed – TBD – Kaluoka’ Hina... @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Postponed - TBD -  Kaluoka' Hina: The Enchanted Reef @ Ingram Planetarium
The vastness of our planet’s oceans guards unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is Kaluoka’hina, an enchanted reef whose magic protects it against humans finding it. This animated feature is followed by a LIVE[...]
7:00 pm Postponed – TBD – Laser Music S... @ Ingram Planetarium
Postponed – TBD – Laser Music S... @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Postponed - TBD -  Laser Music Show: Genesis @ Ingram Planetarium
In this all-new show, live lighting and laser effects accompany classic hits heard through the area’s best sound system.