Museum & Planetarium Events

Feb
21
Fri
Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help Museum docents feed the live animals in the Touch Tank.

Feb
22
Sat
Planning and Planting a Butterfly Garden @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to urban sprawl as a result of construction of homes, roads and businesses. This has led to a decline in butterfly populations, with many species of butterflies being classified as endangered. Planting a butterfly garden is an easy way to attract more butterflies and help increase the number and variety of butterflies in your neighborhood.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, February 22, Maria Knapik will show how you can plant a butterfly garden for your own yard. The program will include an activity that children can take home with them to start their own butterfly gardens.

Feb
28
Fri
Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help Museum docents feed the live animals in the Touch Tank.

Feb
29
Sat
Budding Scientists — Cool Chemistry @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ingram Planetarium Manager Katherine Hunt will get kids involved in hands-on chemistry experiments that are colorful and exciting.

Katherine has spent several years educating the public and has had a passion for all things science all her life. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Coastal Carolina University with a research concentration in scientific literacy.

Mar
3
Tue
Canning 101 with Terry Bryant @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about the old art of canning vegetables. Terry Bryant will be giving some information about the process, as well as demonstrating it. Having grown up and worked on a farm, Terry has had a lot of experience with canning. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with those who wish to preserve vegetables rather than freeze them. Canned vegetables can survive power outages; frozen veggies cannot!

Terry Bryant has been the Executive Director of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. since 2012. Previously, she worked in the community college system and spent 7 years with the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

Mar
6
Fri
Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help Museum docents feed the live animals in the Touch Tank.

Mar
7
Sat
Our National Bird — The Bald Eagle @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Just a few years ago, according to the Audubon Society, there were no bald eagle nests in the Wilmington/Brunswick County area. Today, sightings of this magnificent bird are up across the region and state. Established bald eagle nests have been seen in several areas of Brunswick County. Mary Ellen Rogers talks about bald eagles. She is the founder of the Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter in Oak Island. The Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter, on Oak Island, NC, gives sick and injured birds from all of the area islands the chance to both heal both to fly and find food again.

 

Mar
13
Fri
Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help Museum docents feed the live animals in the Touch Tank.

Mar
14
Sat
Furs, Hair and Feathers: Nature’s Body Armor @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Alex Tempsick will talk about animals’ hunting and hiding skills from weather, predators, and environmental challenges. Alex has a Bachelor’s of Science degree, a Masters of Education degree, and over 20 years teaching experience.

Mar
20
Fri
Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help Museum docents feed the live animals in the Touch Tank.