Follow a sea otter pup’s riveting journey from a protected cave off the California coast with his mother to the dangers of the Pacific Ocean after learning to hunt for food and care for himself; and complete an otterly adorable craft.
If you don’t know the difference between a river otter and a sea otter, you will after this fun and interactive program. You’ll learn about otters’ favorite foods, including sea urchins, and complete a fun otter craft.
Discover the origins of Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach through captivating stories about people who visited and settled in these coastal communities. Tales of Native Americans, explorers, pirates, presidents, Civil War soldiers, and blockade runners will inspire curiosity about ordinary people who did extraordinary things to contribute to this area’s rich history.
Sandbar Lecture facilitator Ann Bokelman is a co-founder of Old Bridge Historical Society, a longtime Sunset Beach resident involved with several area volunteer groups and a retired nurse educator.
The Sandbar Lecture Series brings local experts to speak about topics ranging from our coastal environment to Outer Banks history. The Museum will open at 5:00 pm prior to the lecture.
Learn about creepy critters found along the coast during the Museum’s “Creepy Coastal Crawl.” Guests are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, bring trick-or-treat bags and celebrate animals that most would deem “creepy” at the Museum’s second annual event.”
While exploring the museum and its creepy contents, families can complete hands-on activities featuring a creepy critter from a specific habitat in each gallery. Children can also collect treats donated by sponsors at stations throughout the Museum as they learn about sharks, snakes, bioluminescent jellyfish, horseshoe crabs, insects, and other creatures.