The Coastal Discovery Museum inspires people to care for the Lowcountry. Founded in 1985, the Coastal Discovery Museum shares the stories of our Lowcountry’s history, culture, environment and art through exhibitions, educational programming, walks, tours, talks, school field trips and more! We continue to be an outstanding resource and educational institution for our Lowcountry residents and our visitors, but we want to do more than just educate – We want to make a difference for our community by inspiring our visitors to act, to be better stewards of the environment, to cherish and preserve our historical resources, and to be active in the arts.
The Coastal Discovery Museum is located at the picturesque Honey Horn site located on the north end of Hilton Head Island. This 68 acre facility is home to some of the Island’s older structures and some of the most beautiful scenery. Stroll through the pathways around the property to discover the Camellia Garden (with over 135 varieties), visit the Karen Wertheimer Native Butterfly Habitat, stop along one of the three marsh-front boardwalks, visit Comet and Hawk (our resident marsh tacky and quarter horse). Inside the Discovery House you’ll find permanent exhibitions about the area’s history, culture, and environment. Temporary exhibits change several times during the year.
The Discovery Lab is a dedicated learning space located in the Supervisor’s House (c. 1890) with a 650-square foot addition. Inside, learners of all ages find out about the Lowcountry’s history, culture, and natural history throughout the year. Photography workshops, sweetgrass basket making classes, and painting classes are also planned for this space. Guided tours are offered to visitors throughout the year – on water and on land. Museum staff and volunteers share their expertise and passion about our local stories with visitors of all ages. Check out all the activities at the Coastal Discovery Museum at http://www.coastaldiscovery.org.