The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island has announced a “Family Fun Day” on August 13 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at their location at Honey Horn. This event will give the public yet another opportunity to see what the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn has to offer.
On your own you will be able to see the Museum’s boardwalk exhibits, learn about our salt marsh, explore the Replica Shell Ring and see what sort of shells, animal bones, and more are hidden in the replica Shell Ring. You will have the opportunity to visit the horse barn and pasture to see our marsh tacky “Comet” and his companion horse “Hawk”. A visit to the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat will let you see the life cycle of various butterflies we have here on Hilton Head Island.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to pull up the crab trap, tour the Heritage Garden and see what Indigo and other crops look like. Indigo dyeing will take place as you learn about its importance and Bird watching with the HHI Audubon Society will be available. The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina will have a nature inspired craft, Outside Foundation and local historical organizations all will be on site as well.
During the day in the Kid’s Zone, children will have an opportunity to try on Colonial clothing, play with Colonial toys and games, take a scavenger hunt on the painted mural wall and learn about shells, turtle bones and many other items found on our island thanks to the sponsorship of The Bargain Box. Myrtle the Terrapin and horseshoe crabs are also in the room for entertainment. The Tom Peeples Discovery Lab will be open for all to meet our friendly alligator, corn snake, horseshoe crabs and more!
The Temporary Exhibit Gallery will have “Nikon Small World” on display, the world’s best micrographers traveling exhibition. You can visit the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn and see what is available on this 68-acre parcel of land. For further information, please call 843-689-6767 ext 224 or coastaldiscovery.org.
There is no charge for admission on this special Museum day and reservations are not required.
The Coastal Discovery Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive at the Intersection of Gumtree Road and 278 on Hilton Head Island.