Learn about the lowcountry and living in Hilton Head. Trips to the Coastal Discovery Museum teach all about the history, culture, and wildlife of the region. A variety of historical buildings dot the landscape providing a glimpse into the past. Visitors walk back into time as they encounter the Discovery House, Supervisor’s House, Pole Barn and Horse Barn. Trails meander through acres and acres of natural habitat with opportunities for sightings of bird species and other wildlife.

Folks start out at the Discovery House. Information about the lowcountry is portrayed in permanent exhibits that engage all the senses. Visuals stunningly display history and science. A touch screen helps folks get hands on in exploring the details. Audio tapes also provide insight into the culture and transformation of the lowcountry. Temporary exhibits keep things fresh and often feature local artists living in Hilton Head Island and beyond. In the Discovery Zone guests meet area wildlife. Critters to learn about include lizards, snakes, frogs and even alligators. Interactive activities are held in the Kid’s Zone. Here youngsters have fun learning all about the place they call home.

Tour Hilton Head Property to Learn All About the Lowcountry

Self guided and guided tours offer extra insight to the grounds. Guided tours are great for gathering insider knowledge. Scavenger hunts get youngsters involved and make for marvelous family adventures. Lectures feature specifics about favorite topics such as animals, ecology and conservation. Coastal Discovery Museum cruises focus on a particular theme such as bird watching or aquatic wildlife. Kayaks launch off the Hilton Head property in search of dolphins or just leisurely trips along the marsh.

Special events create quite a buzz. The farmers market occurs weekly on Tuesdays. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Neighbors and friends shop local for fresh groceries and more. Periodic plant sales display native plants perfect for backyard gardens. Art fairs, history events and family fun days round out the calendar. Check the website for latest happenings and plan on stopping by.