Museum & Planetarium Events

Jan
24
Fri
Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Jan
25
Sat
Budding Scientists — Amazing Animals: Reptiles @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Matthew Bookout has been fascinated by reptiles for most of his life. He shares his lifelong passion for reptiles by bringing some of his live animals with him to his programs at the museum. Matthew is the local business owner of Ophidian’s Lair; he also takes care of the museum’s live snakes.

Jan
31
Fri
Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Feb
1
Sat
Shark Hunt! @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn all about sharks! Topics include local shark species, basic shark anatomy, and shark smarts. See life-size replicas of sharks in the museum’s Ocean Reef Gallery. Dig in the museum’s fossil pit for shark teeth that you can take home with you. Museum docents will help you identify what species of shark the teeth came from.

Feb
4
Tue
Archaeology of Brunswick Town Fort Anderson @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Site manager Jim McKee will discuss the archeological ruins of this historic colonial port that was burned in the Revolutionary War and rebuilt during the Civil War.

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

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

Feb
8
Sat
Fossil Identification Day @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Did you ever find something you thought might be a fossil? Bring it to the museum and have it identified by a paleontologist! Cynthia Crane, Executive Director of the Aurora Fossil Museum Foundation, Inc., will be on hand from 11:00 to 2:00 to talk about — and help you identify — fossils. She is a paleontologist and geologist whose expertise is the coastal plains of NC. She has over 20 years experience dedicated to fossil research, outreach, and education.

Feb
14
Fri
Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Feb
15
Sat
The Great Backyard Bird Count @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn more about this amazing annual event — why and how it is done and how you and your family can participate in it. Longtime museum volunteer Kurt Hugelmeyer will explain the rules of the event, where to find the forms, how to fill them out, and how to submit them. He will share slides of birds that can be seen in our area in February.

A retired dentist from NY, Kurt Hugelmeyer has lived in this area since 1998. His hobbies include bird watching, growing orchids, and singing in three choirs. Kurt has led many bird walks for the museum and has participated in the Audubon Christmas bird count for 20 years.

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.