VISIT THE MUSEUM / PLANETARIUM

Hours, Admission Prices, and Ticket Packages

MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA
21 East 2nd Street
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Phone: 910-579-1016
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Museum Directions

May 27–September 2, 2024
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, Noon-4pm
Sandbar Lecture Series: Every Tuesday, 6pm – June, July, August
Snakes Alive!: Thursday, 6pm – June, July, August

September 5–November 2, 2024
Thursday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Also open October 13-14 for Indigenous People’s Day
Sandbar Lecture Series: Second Tuesday, 6pm – September, October

November 7–December 31, 2024
Thursday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, Noon-4pm
Sandbar Lecture Series: Second Tuesday, 6pm – November, December
Also open December 30-31
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

January 16–March 29, 2025
Thursday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Also open January 19-20 for MLK Day and February 16-17 for President’s Day

March 31–June 1, 2025
Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, Noon-4pm
Sandbar Lecture Series: Second Tuesday, 6pm – March, April, May
Closed Easter Sunday

Star Society members and Universe Pack holders: Free admission for Star Society members and Universe Pack holders unless otherwise noted. Combo tickets for museum entry and a planetarium show or two planetarium shows in the same day are available.

Per-show admission:
• $12 Adults (13-61)
• $10 Seniors (62+)
• $8 Children (3-12)
• Ages 2 and under are free

Discounts: Discounts are available for Military and and SNAP recipients with ID.

Payments: Discover, Visa, and MasterCard accepted.

INGRAM PLANETARIUM
7625 High Market Street
Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Phone: 910-575-0033
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Planetarium Directions

May 27-September 2, 2024
Dome Shows: Monday-Saturday 11am, Noon, 1, 2 and 3pm
Laser Shows: Thursday-Saturday 6 and 7pm

September 5–December 31, 2024
Dome Shows: Thursday-Saturday 11am, Noon, 1, 2 and 3pm
Laser Shows: Friday and Saturday 6 and 7pm
Also open October 13 and 14 for Indigenous People’s Day and December. 30-31
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

January 16–March 29, 2025
Dome Shows: Thursday-Saturday 11am, Noon, 1, 2 and 3pm
Laser Shows: Friday and Saturday 6 and 7pm
Also open January 19 and 20 for MLK Day and February 16 and 17 for President’s Day

Star Society members and Universe Pack holders: Free admission for Star Society members and Universe Pack holders unless otherwise noted. Combo tickets for museum entry and a planetarium show or two planetarium shows in the same day are available.

Per-show admission:
• $12 Adults (13-61)
• $10 Seniors (62+)
• $8 Children (3-12)
• Ages 2 and under are free

*Planetarium Packs:
• Star Pack (12 tickets) $65
• Galaxy Pack (24 tickets) $120
• Universe Pack (Unlimited Access to public dome and laser shows) $175
• Kids Astro Pack (12 tickets with T-shirt and activity kit) $50, 10% off 2 or more

*Planetarium Pack holders also receive:
• Free preview night invites for new dome and laser shows
• Sea and Sky e-newsletter
• 20% off Museum of Coastal Carolina tickets
• 10% off gift shop purchases at both venues

Discounts: Discounts are available for Military and and SNAP recipients with ID.

Payments: Discover, Visa, and MasterCard accepted.

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early. DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS, ENTRY TO THE THEATER IS NOT ALLOWED ONCE DOORS CLOSE FOR A SHOW.

Museums for All Program

The Museums for All program offers those participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) discounted admission to the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. Each member of the family up to six people can receive admission to either the Museum or Planetarium for $2.00 with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The Museums for All program is available for general admission during the museum’s regular open hours and at all planetarium dome shows. The program applies to general admission; special events such as laser shows are not eligible.

Similar reduced and even free admission is available to eligible members of the public at venues across the country. More than 800 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Museums for All is part of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation’s broad commitment to welcome all audiences.

Museums for All Program

The Museums for All program offers those participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) discounted admission to the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. Each member of the family up to six people can receive admission to either the Museum or Planetarium for $2.00 with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The Museums for All program is available for general admission during the museum’s regular open hours and at all planetarium dome shows. The program applies to general admission; special events such as laser shows are not eligible.

Similar reduced and even free admission is available to eligible members of the public at venues across the country. More than 800 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Museums for All is part of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation’s broad commitment to welcome all audiences.