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Stargazers rejoice! Natural history lovers delight! Ingram Planetarium and the Museum of Coastal Carolina are right next to each other, and make the perfect day trip for those staying in the Oak Island area.

Ingram Planetarium

Located just 1 hour south of Oak Island in Sunset Beach NC, visitors will find southeastern NC's only planetarium, Ingram Planetarium. Offering exciting programs in astronomy, science and space exploration, the Planetarium provides a magical experience with its 40' domed theater.

Ingram Planetarium Hours & Admission

Winter / Spring Hours

Winter hours are from January 4th - May 18th.

  • Friday: 11:30am
  • Saturday: 10:30am

Summer Hours

Summer hours are from May 24th - September 2nd.

  • Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am - 5pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • The planetarium re-opens at 6pm for night shows

Admission & Pricing

  • Adults: $9.50
  • Seniors: $8.50
  • Children: $7.50
  • $2 off with same-week museum receipt

Museum of Coastal Carolina

While in the area, be sure to also stop by the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach NC. There, guests enjoy activities and exhibits designed to educate the public on the coastal region.

Museum of Coastal Carolina Hours & Admission

Winter / Spring Hours

Winter hours are from January 4th - May 18th.

  • Friday & Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Summer Hours

Summer hours are from May 24th - September 2nd.

  • Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7pm
  • Friday: 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 1:30pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • The museum re-opens at 6pm for night shows

Admission & Pricing

  • Adults: $9.50
  • Seniors: $8.50
  • Children: $7.50
  • $2 off with same-week planetarium receipt

Plan Your Oak Island Vacation

We offer a great selection of Oak Island vacation homes to call basecamp during your adventure. Browse our rentals now, and check out our area guide to plan which fun activities you'll do while you're here.

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