Fall Museum & Planetarium Schedule

Museum-of-Coastal-Carolinas-Fall-ScheduleMuseum Schedule and Programs:

As the summer season winds to a close, the Museum of Coastal Carolina prepares for its fall season.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina’s fall season begins on September 7 and runs through December 30, 2017. During that time, the museum will be open from 10:00 to 3:00 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Additional open days are Dec. 26 and 27. The museum will be closed on Oct. 20 and 22, Nov. 23, and December 25.

On select Saturdays at 11:00, the museum resumes its popular Sea Animal Stories with Puppets. Families with children are invited to sit back and enjoy puppet plays and stories about marine animals. Therapy dogs from Canine Angels will join Story Time on Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2.

On Fridays at 11:00, visitors are invited to join museum docents as they feed the live animals in the museum’s touch tank and aquariums.

On Saturdays at 11:00, the museum presents family programs that include a craft or activity for kids:

Sept. 9  Jelly’s presented by Gayle Hughes
Sept. 16  Sonic Sounds presented by Richard Hilderman
Sept. 23  Trash Talk presented by Maria Knapik
Sept. 30  Behind the Scenes look at the Touch Tank presented by Judy Sobota & Corinne Smith
Oct. 7  Surf Fishing for Fun! presented by Ron Binetti
Oct. 14  The Impact of Pesticides on the Atlantic Sand Fiddler presented by Russ Gore
Oct. 21  Model Train Show and Live Snakes during Oyster Fest 10-5 pm
Oct. 28  Bats with Kat! and Trunk & Treat at the Museum 10-2pm
Nov. 11   Lights Out!-Nocturnal Animals presented by Maria Knapik
Nov. 18  Recycled Art Contest Show (Theme – Flashy Fish) Drop off by Nov 17
Nov. 25   Super Saturday (Kids Science) presented by Maria Knapik
Dec. 9   Circle of Life presented by Dale Distasio
Dec. 16   Navigating by Stars presented by Maria Knapik
Dec. 23   Geometry and Holiday Origami presented by Katherine Hunt
Dec. 30   Fish Anatomy (Gyotaku Fish Printing) presented by Maria Knapik

This fall, the museum resumes its monthly 6 PM Tuesday night lecture series:

Sept. 19  STRAWS: A film by Linda Booker

Oct. 17   Ghost Walk presents Ghosts of Brunswick County presented by Will and Allison Smith

Nov. 14   The Aging Brain presented by Martin Case

Dec. 12   To Sweet Tooth Christmas presented by Karen Moshoures

On September 7, the museum opens a new art exhibit in the Coastal Gallery called Low Country in Brunswick County by local artist Bobbie Scheller. Meet the artist from 12:00-1:00 on September 8.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. Free admission for active duty military and disabled veterans plus up to one guest, must include military ID cardholder. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org, or like us Facebook.com/MuseumCoastalCarolina.

Ingram-Planetarium-Fall-ScheduleIngram Planetarium Schedule and Programs:

Ingram Planetarium’s fall season begins on September 7 and runs through December 30, 2017. During that time, the planetarium’s doors will open at 11:30 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The planetarium will also be open on December 26 and 27. It will be closed November 23 and December 25.

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033, visit www.museumplanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook.com/IngramPlanetarium.

Sky Theater Shows:

Journey to the farthest reaches of space or discover the stars you’ll see in your own backyard in our immersive theater. All Sky Theater Shows include a LIVE star show:

September (Beginning Sept 7)

12:00 The Sky Tonight!
1:00 Accidental Astronauts
2:00 Seven Wonders
3:00 Tales of the Maya Skies

October

12:00 The Sky Tonight!
1:00 Earth, Moon, and Sun
2:00 Undiscovered Worlds
3:00 Sea Monsters

November (Until Nov 18)

12:00 The Sky Tonight!
1:00 Earth, Moon, and Sun
2:00 Planet 9 – NEW
3:00 From Earth to the Universe

Holiday 2017 (Nov 24 – Dec 30)

12:00 Season of Light – A Holiday Favorite!
1:00 Accidental Astronaut
2:00 Planet 9 – NEW
3:00 From Earth to the Universe
4:00 The Sky Tonight!
6:00 Season of Light – A Holiday Favorite!
7:00 Laser Holidays – A Holiday Light Show

Laser Light and Music Shows

Join this sensory experience unlike any other as LIVE lighting and laser effects accompany classic hits heard through the area’s best sound system.

Saturday Nights: 7:00pm

Sept. 9  Classic Rock Night
Sept. 16  80s Night
Sept. 23  Michael Jackson: Sing-a-Long!
Sept. 30  The Beatles: Sing-a-Long!
Oct. 7  Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
Oct. 14  Pink Floyd’s The Wall*
Oct. 21  Laser Fright Light
Oct. 28  Laser Fright Light
Nov. 4  Classic Rock Night – Encore
Nov. 18  The Beatles: Sing-a-Long! – Encore

*Not recommended for young children 

Stars at Sunset

Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1

Find out “what’s up” in the sky each month over the Carolinas and stay up-to-date of the latest discoveries in astronomy!

Special Fall Events at Ingram Planetarium

Oct. 7   Sunset at Sunset – Half-price shows!
Oct. 28   Star Party – International Observe the Moon Night (8 pm)
Nov. 11   The Farthest: Voyager in Space (7 pm)

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission to weekday noon programs is free. Admission is free for Planetarium and dual planetarium/museum members. Non-member per-show admission (including NC sales tax) is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+), $7 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.