During the year, the Coastal Discovery Museum hosts between 6 and 8 temporary exhibits in the Discovery House’s Temporary Exhibit Gallery. The exhibits vary in theme and subject matter related to Lowcountry history, natural history and art. Visiting the Coastal Discovery Museum’s exhibitions will introduce you to the many facets of Hilton Head Island.

Depending upon the exhibition, there are often demonstrations, talks and workshops offered during the year. Some artists will paint in the gallery or ‘plein air’ on site during their show while others will present workshops about how to take nature photographs. For our younger visitors, several of the exhibitions feature ‘scavenger hunts’ or other activities.

Many exhibitions have ‘artist coffees,’ demonstrations or classes offered during their installation. Here you can meet many of the exhibiting artists at gallery walks and coffees. It is a great opportunity to get to know the artists, their methods and vision for their works.

Please contact the Museum or check the event calendar for more information.

Click here to learn more about exhibiting at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Applications are accepted from individuals, groups, associations, not-for-profit organizations, galleries, or museums.

Conservation in the Classroom

Through August 28th

Conservation in the Classroom is an environmental education experience that inspires and challenges students to take action and to share information with others about conservation. This program launched during the 2019-20 school year. Curriculum included four themes for teachers to choose from (shorebirds, sea turtles, dolphins, or horseshoe crabs). Each theme included an introduction activity by the teacher in the classroom, an education program presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum at the school, and a hands-on classroom project for students. These projects helped students work together to spread the word about conservation. This spring, we also opened offered this program to students learning remotely from their homes. Families learned together – helping spread this conservation message even more.

We hope you enjoy viewing the students’ projects and, most importantly, we hope they inspire you to take action, help protect the environment, and continue to spread the word. Enjoy!