The Museum of Coastal Carolina presents its November Family Program schedule, providing fun and educational content that will inspire curiosity for visitors of all ages:
• Thursdays at 11:00 am – Sea Tales: Listen to captivating stories starring animals or exhibits displayed at the Museum and complete interactive crafts or science activities based on each story:
o November 9 – Mary Manatee: A Tale of Sea Cows by Suzanne Tate: As Mary teaches her son Mikey how to live safely in the waterways and avoid boat propellers, Museum visitors will also explore ways to clean our seas to protect manatees.
o November 16 – Sam the Sea Cow by Francine Jacobs: Sam is called a sea cow because he looks like a cow grazing in the ocean, but he’s also called a manatee. Meet Sam when he is just hours old and already forty pounds! Watch him grow up and do a fun manatee craft inspired by Sam.
o November 30 – Tammy Turtle: A Tale of Saving Sea Turtles by Suzanne Tate: Tammy Turtle mistakenly eats a plastic bag thinking it’s a jellyfish. Thankfully, she’s rescued by human helpers and nursed back to health. After listening to Tammy’s story, explore what’s in a turtle’s stomach through a fun activity.
• Fridays at 11:00 am – Touch Tank feeding: Gently touch sea stars, urchins, anemones, whelks, 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 – Coastal Creations: Dive into a short interactive presentation on a coastal critter or habitat and complete a fun craft related to the topic of the day.
o November 4 – Sea Turtles: Sea turtles are frequent visitors to the North Carolina (NC) coast, with several individuals nesting on beaches from the Outer Banks to Ocean Isle Beach. Learn about the species of sea turtles in NC, how volunteers and scientists track sea turtle nests, and what everyone can do to protect sea turtles in this fun, interactive program. The program will include a fun sea turtle craft for children to complete.
o November 11 – Seashore Critters: Learn about critters that can be found in tide pools along the seashore including sea stars and sea urchins. Museum visitors will also make their own sea urchin craft.
o November 18 – Sharks: Do you know how many sharks live off the coast of NC? Find out in this fun, interactive program. Explore the amazing world of sharks and what makes them unique, discuss myths and misconceptions about sharks, and learn “shark smarts” to keep everyone safe while having fun in the sun. Museum visitors will also get to make their own shark jaw.
o November 25 – Coastal Crafts: Get in the holiday spirit by completing fun coastal-themed crafts.
Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium Education Manager Jamie Justice schedules and facilitates all Family Programs. Justice received her Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Bowling Green State University and her Master of Science in Environmental Science with concentrations in Marine and Coastal Education and Coastal Management from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
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