Museum & Planetarium Events

Aug
5
Wed
Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at the museum’s Touch Tank for a feeding demonstration by our volunteer docents.

Science in 3D: Hurricane Maria @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our newest exhibit uses a virtual reality mobile classroom to bring you an exciting experience: flying inside Hurricane Maria. Strap on a pair of virtual reality headsets and become immersed in this unique environment.

The Science in 3D program will feature Hurricane Maria on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:00.

On Tuesday and Thursday, the Science in 3D program will feature a different awesome experience: Before the Dinosaurs: Coal Age Monsters.

OIB Fire & Rescue (Weather Permitting) @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Ocean Isle Beach Fire & Rescue folks will bring a firetruck to the museum as well as some hands-on activities to teach kids about fire safety. This event takes place outside of the museum. It depends on the weather as well as the availability of the fire department equipment and staff.

All Hands On Deck @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This program is designed to entertain and educate kids about sea life using a fun, interactive game format. Kids will have an opportunity to make sea bottles (plastic bottles that they can fill with shells, crystal sand, and mermaid magic) that they can take home.

Ocean Animal Rescue Efforts Near and Far @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn more about efforts to rescue, protect and save the animals that live in our ocean.

Aug
6
Thu
Native Americans of OIB @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the Native American tribes that existed in North Carolina’s Coastal Plains. How did they live? What did they eat? What tools did they use? This program includes a hands-on craft for kids.

Science in 3D: Before the Dinosaurs – Coal Age Monsters @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our newest exhibit uses a virtual reality mobile classroom to bring you an exciting experience: Before the Dinosaurs: Coal Age Monsters. Strap on a pair of virtual reality headsets and become immersed in this unique environment.

The Science in 3D program will feature Before the Dinosaurs: Coal Age Monsters on Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00.

On Tuesday and Thursday, the Science in 3D program will feature a different awesome experience: Hurricane Maria.

 

Shark Hunt @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

North Carolina’s coastal waters are known to be home to great white, tiger and bull sharks, among others. Are they dangerous? Do they come close to shore? What should you do if you see a shark in the water? How many teeth do sharks have? If you find a shark’s tooth, can you identify what kind of shark it came from? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this popular shark program.

Snakes Alive! Live feeding precedes program @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

There are six species of venomous snakes in NC: copperhead, cottonmouth, rattlesnake (timber, pigmy, and eastern diamondback), and eastern coral snake. Could you recognize one if you encountered it? Learn about these and other snakes from Matthew Bookout. In addition to educating you and answering your questions, Matthew brings along some live reptiles from his personal collection. A live snake feeding precedes Matthew’s presentation.

Aug
7
Fri
Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at the museum’s Touch Tank for a feeding demonstration by our volunteer docents.