Museum & Planetarium Events

Dec
12
Thu
Festival of Trees @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This year, the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach is hosting a Festival of Trees. The trees will be displayed throughout the museum’s galleries from November 21 (soft opening) through December 14, 2019. The Grand Opening of the Festival of Trees occurs on Holiday Night at the Museum on November 29 – a special event that includes holiday elves, a tree for children to decorate, holiday stories for children, food from the Dawg Wagon, Makai beer, wine, soft drinks, and live music provided by Opportunity Rocks.

For the Festival of Trees, artificial trees provided by the museum will be sponsored and decorated by ten local organizations. Decorated trees will be placed in a silent auction. Each tree sponsor will receive in full the highest bid amount on its tree. Silent auction winners will get a decorated tree to take home. Each tree will include decorations, tree skirt, tree topper, and LED lights.

The following organizations are this year’s tree sponsors: Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, Brunswick County Literacy Council, Brunswick Environmental Action Team, Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization, Ocean Isle Habitat Re-Store, Ocean Isle Property Owners Association, Oceans Massage and Skin Care, Ocean Ridge Charities Organization, Paws-Ability, and With My Sisters.

Museum members and visitors to the museum during the Festival of Trees will receive a voting ballot to use to vote for their favorite tree. Additional voting ballots may be purchased in the museum’s gift shop: 1 vote for $1; 6 votes for $5; 12 votes for $10.

The Festival of Trees provides a wonderful opportunity to support the Museum of Coastal Carolina. It also provides an opportunity for local organizations to benefit from community exposure.

The Festival of Trees will be open to the public during the Museum’s seasonal operating hours – Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00-3:00 and extended hours on Saturdays from 10:00-5:00. Museum admission is free for members. Non-member admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-579-1016.

Senior Science @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Challenge yourself to build a marble out of Legos. Use chemistry to understand the science behind dyes. Build bird feeders and home decor items with seashells and driftwood. These are just some of the activities in our new Senior Science programs on Thursdays at 11:00 with Kimberly Belfer, the museum’s education coordinator. These programs are designed for seniors who would like to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activities on a more advanced level, including some hands-on activities with robotics.

Dec
13
Fri
Festival of Trees @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This year, the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach is hosting a Festival of Trees. The trees will be displayed throughout the museum’s galleries from November 21 (soft opening) through December 14, 2019. The Grand Opening of the Festival of Trees occurs on Holiday Night at the Museum on November 29 – a special event that includes holiday elves, a tree for children to decorate, holiday stories for children, food from the Dawg Wagon, Makai beer, wine, soft drinks, and live music provided by Opportunity Rocks.

For the Festival of Trees, artificial trees provided by the museum will be sponsored and decorated by ten local organizations. Decorated trees will be placed in a silent auction. Each tree sponsor will receive in full the highest bid amount on its tree. Silent auction winners will get a decorated tree to take home. Each tree will include decorations, tree skirt, tree topper, and LED lights.

The following organizations are this year’s tree sponsors: Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, Brunswick County Literacy Council, Brunswick Environmental Action Team, Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization, Ocean Isle Habitat Re-Store, Ocean Isle Property Owners Association, Oceans Massage and Skin Care, Ocean Ridge Charities Organization, Paws-Ability, and With My Sisters.

Museum members and visitors to the museum during the Festival of Trees will receive a voting ballot to use to vote for their favorite tree. Additional voting ballots may be purchased in the museum’s gift shop: 1 vote for $1; 6 votes for $5; 12 votes for $10.

The Festival of Trees provides a wonderful opportunity to support the Museum of Coastal Carolina. It also provides an opportunity for local organizations to benefit from community exposure.

The Festival of Trees will be open to the public during the Museum’s seasonal operating hours – Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00-3:00 and extended hours on Saturdays from 10:00-5:00. Museum admission is free for members. Non-member admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-579-1016.

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

At 11:00 on Fridays, help museum docents feed the live animals in the museum’s popular Touch Tank.

Dec
14
Sat
Festival of Trees @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This year, the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach is hosting a Festival of Trees. The trees will be displayed throughout the museum’s galleries from November 21 (soft opening) through December 14, 2019. The Grand Opening of the Festival of Trees occurs on Holiday Night at the Museum on November 29 – a special event that includes holiday elves, a tree for children to decorate, holiday stories for children, food from the Dawg Wagon, Makai beer, wine, soft drinks, and live music provided by Opportunity Rocks.

For the Festival of Trees, artificial trees provided by the museum will be sponsored and decorated by ten local organizations. Decorated trees will be placed in a silent auction. Each tree sponsor will receive in full the highest bid amount on its tree. Silent auction winners will get a decorated tree to take home. Each tree will include decorations, tree skirt, tree topper, and LED lights.

The following organizations are this year’s tree sponsors: Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, Brunswick County Literacy Council, Brunswick Environmental Action Team, Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization, Ocean Isle Habitat Re-Store, Ocean Isle Property Owners Association, Oceans Massage and Skin Care, Ocean Ridge Charities Organization, Paws-Ability, and With My Sisters.

Museum members and visitors to the museum during the Festival of Trees will receive a voting ballot to use to vote for their favorite tree. Additional voting ballots may be purchased in the museum’s gift shop: 1 vote for $1; 6 votes for $5; 12 votes for $10.

The Festival of Trees provides a wonderful opportunity to support the Museum of Coastal Carolina. It also provides an opportunity for local organizations to benefit from community exposure.

The Festival of Trees will be open to the public during the Museum’s seasonal operating hours – Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00-3:00 and extended hours on Saturdays from 10:00-5:00. Museum admission is free for members. Non-member admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-579-1016.

Geometry and Holiday Origami @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ingram Planetarium manager Katherine Hunt developed a love for origami after learning the craft from her grandmother and is delighted to be able to share it with you. Explore how origami combines the beauty of paper folding with mathematics and how scientists and engineers have leveraged the flexibility and space efficiency of origami in designing cutting-edge technology. At the conclusion of her program, Kat will invite visitors to learn how to make some holiday origami designs that can be used as decorations or small gifts.

Dec
19
Thu
Senior Science @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Challenge yourself to build a marble out of Legos. Use chemistry to understand the science behind dyes. Build bird feeders and home decor items with seashells and driftwood. These are just some of the activities in our new Senior Science programs on Thursdays at 11:00 with Kimberly Belfer, the museum’s education coordinator. These programs are designed for seniors who would like to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activities on a more advanced level, including some hands-on activities with robotics.

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

At 11:00 on Fridays, help museum docents feed the live animals in the museum’s popular Touch Tank.

Dec
21
Sat
Make and Take Holiday Crafts @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The museum will supply children with the materials to create several different holiday ornaments that they can take home with them. Children can write a letter to Santa; completed letters (with return address included) can be dropped off at the museum’s Santa Mailbox located by the museum’s front door.

Dec
26
Thu
Senior Science @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Challenge yourself to build a marble out of Legos. Use chemistry to understand the science behind dyes. Build bird feeders and home decor items with seashells and driftwood. These are just some of the activities in our new Senior Science programs on Thursdays at 11:00 with Kimberly Belfer, the museum’s education coordinator. These programs are designed for seniors who would like to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activities on a more advanced level, including some hands-on activities with robotics.