March Events at the Museum of Coastal Carolina

Mar. 4 and 18 — 10:30 — Puppet Plays for Preschoolers

Mar. 11 and 25 – 10:30 — Animal Adventures for Preschoolers

These 10:30 interactive programs feature original puppet skits and animal stories especially for preschoolers. On Mar. 25, the program will be joined by therapy dogs from Canine Angels.

Fridays – 11:00 – Touch Tank Feeding — Join museum docents as they feed the live animals in the Museum’s touch tank. Learn more about the habitats and dietary requirements of some of the marine animals found off our coast.

Mar. 5 – 11:00 – Go Fly a Kite! – Make a sled kite with museum/planetarium docent Bruce Stedman. All materials are provided. Stedman will also talk about the history of kites. Children should be accompanied by an adult who can help with kite construction. Make a kite, then walk one block to the beach and fly it!

Mar. 8 – 6 pm – Early Flight: Exciting and Dangerous – Join Sunset Beach resident and museum/planetarium docent Bruce Stedman as he traces man’s early attempts to fly. Elements of the program include pioneers who used their imaginations to make ingenious flying machines using kites, hot air, hydrogen, helium, and – eventually – heavier-than-air aircraft. Stedman was a science, math, and computer teacher for 30 years in Monmouth, Maine. He will highlight his early flight program with pictures of the historic aircraft found at the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine where, after retiring from teaching, he assisted the education director in developing and presenting outreach programs.

Mar. 12 – 11:00 – Who Gives a Hoot? – This program is all about owls. Families will have a chance to dissect an owl pellet and discover what owls like to eat. All materials, including identification charts, will be supplied.

Mar. 19—11:00 – Pisanki Egg Decorating – Museum Educator Maria Knapik invites you to join her and learn the art of Pisanki egg decorating. Using hot wax and dyes, create beautiful Easter eggs. All materials (including eggs) are supplied. Museum members must pay a $6 workshop fee to cover the cost of materials. Nonmembers must pay regular museum admission plus the $6 workshop fee. This workshop is limited to 12 participants; register by calling the museum at 910-579-1016.

Mar. 26 – 10:00-2:00 – Family Day – Our annual Family Day features games, prizes, crafts for kids to make and take home, used book sale, bake sale, and free museum admission for Brunswick County residents with valid IDs. Museum admission for non-residents is $3 per person. Rain or shine!

Mar. 28 – 6:30 pm – A Taste of Tuscany – This multi-course dinner with wine pairings benefits the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. It takes place at Angelo’s Brick Oven Pizza & Bistro in Shallotte, NC. The cost is $60 per person plus tip. Seating is limited. Call Angelo’s at 910-574-2334 for reservations.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member admission is $9 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. Questions? Call the museum at 910-579-1016 or visit


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