Museum & Planetarium Events

Apr
10
Fri
Cancelled Until Further Notice – Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Apr
11
Sat
Event Cancelled: Family Day @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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. Dozens of events will take place outside (weather permitting) and inside the museum.

New this year will be a fascinating booth by Ingram Planetarium called Cloud Burst. Popular returning activities include measuring a shark’s tooth to estimate the animal’s size, a buried treasure hunt, sea life pond and sea globes. There will also be a coin toss and a special T-shirt craft for Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary.

Family Day is a great opportunity for kids to learn about local wildlife. Matthew Bookout will have some live snakes and reptiles, and representatives from the Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization will be available to answer questions.

Visitors can also talk with representatives from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Animal Protective Services and Ocean Isle Beach Fire/Rescue and Police Departments. Admission to the museum on Family Day is free for Brunswick County residents with valid IDs. Special Family Day admission for non-residents is $3 per person.

Food at Family Day includes pizza from Papa John’s, a food truck specializing in kids’ menu and kettle corn. Museum volunteers will hold a bake sale, and those who ordered a Boston Butt from the museum can pick it up between 10 am and 2 pm on Family Day.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach. For more information, call 910-579-1016 or visit museumplanetarium.org. Free admission to Museum members and all year-round Brunswick County residents with valid ID. Special $3 per person admission for others.

Apr
17
Fri
Cancelled Until Further Notice – Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Apr
18
Sat
Cancelled – Celebrating Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
24
Fri
Cancelled Until Further Notice – Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Apr
25
Sat
Postponed till June 28 – Wine Fest @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

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 this fun benefit are Petrea Imports and Coastal Wine Room.

Accompanying the event each year is an art contest in which artists submit original works incorporating the theme. This year’s theme is the Roaring 20s: Then and Now. Terri Ballengee of Cary, NC, submitted the winning entry, an acrylic featuring an elegant woman dressed in Roaring 20s attire. She also won two years ago with another of her pieces. Her painting will be auctioned off during the live auction on the night of the event.

Wine Fest is the Foundation’s premier annual fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. Guests can enjoy great food, wine, music, live and silent auctions and an exciting “Speak Easy” room with gaming tables this year – while supporting these two local educational attractions.  Wine Fest also hosts a cork pull where guests can win an expensive wine.

Reservations are $50 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling 910-579-1016 or downloading the form below to mail.

 

May
1
Fri
Cancelled Until Further Notice – Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

May
2
Sat
What’s in the Water? @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
5
Tue
Sea Level Rise and the Melting Arctics with Matt Eick @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
8
Fri
Cancelled Until Further Notice – Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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