Enjoy Winter Indoor Fun with Museum of Coastal Carolina’s February Family Programs
Ocean Isle Beach, NC –– The Museum of Coastal Carolina presents its February Family Program schedule, providing fun and educational content that provides a respite from winter weather and inspires curiosity for visitors of all ages:
- Thursdays at 11:00 am – Sea Tales: Listen to stories starring animals or exhibits displayed at the Museum and complete interactive crafts or science activities based on each story:
- February 22 – Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway – Smiley Shark loves to smile, but everyone is afraid of his big, sharp teeth. Catfish, Starfish, and Octopus swim away from Smiley Shark as fast as they can. But when the fish are caught in a net, Smiley Shark’s big smile saves the day! Following the story, visitors will make a Smiley Shark craft and take home a real shark tooth.
- February 29 – Leap’s Day by Stephanie Bee Simmons – Join Leap as he works to find a special day to celebrate each of his friends, only to realize he must first create a calendar. As Leap unravels the mystery of years, months, and days, he struggles with a pesky day that comes along once every four years. Leap into Leap Day 2024 by listening to Leap’s story and making a leaping frog craft.
- Fridays at 11:00 am – Touch Tank Feeding: With staff and trained volunteer assistance, gently touch sea stars, urchins, anemones, conchs, horseshoe crabs, and hermit crabs; watch trained volunteers feed the animals; and learn more about the sea creatures that call the Museum home.
- Saturdays at 11:00 am – Bewildering Biofacts: Some may find the word “biofact” bewildering, but the Museum promises clarity, enlightenment and fun that’ll inspire curiosity each week! Visitors will explore biological artifacts such as bones, fur, eggs, and shells; learn what they reveal about area wildlife; and create biofact replicas to take home.
- February 3 – Crab Shells – Did you know that crabs molt just like snakes do? Dive into local crab species, learn how crabs shed their shells, and closely examine some crab shells you may find on the beach.
- February 10 – Shark Teeth – Sharks constantly lose their teeth and hunting for shark teeth is a pastime many beach visitors enjoy. Museum visitors will see shark teeth commonly found on local beaches, discover why sharks lose their teeth, and learn tips for finding shark teeth.
- February 17 – Bird Eggs – Bird eggs come in all shapes and colors for all different reasons. Learn about local birds’ nesting habits and reasons for the vast variety of unique eggs. Visitors will also be encouraged to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, which comprises four February days when people all over the world are asked to watch, count, and report as many birds as they can find so scientists can better understand global bird populations.
- February 24 – Animal Furs – Animal fur has been used by humans for warmth, fashion, home décor, and other purposes for generations. Learn about the demand for and uses of fur from animals that live in coastal North Carolina.
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
Admission is free for members. Non-member all-day admission effective March 31, 2022 is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), $8 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under.
For more information, call 910-579-1016, visit www.museumplanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook.com /MuseumCoastalCarolina