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Stargazers rejoice! Natural history lovers delight! The Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium are only a day trip for guests staying with us in the Oak Island area, and are conveniently located right near one another for an even more fun-filled time! Get to know each below!

Museum of Coastal Carolina Ocean Isle Beach NC

The Museum of Coastal Carolina

Located in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, the Museum of Coastal Carolina provides an entertaining, educational experience for all ages. It is the ONLY natural history museum on a barrier island of North or South Carolina. Children wil love the touch tank that allows them first-hand experience with live sea animals! Enjoy the activities and exhibits designed to educate you on our coastal region.

Location: 21 E 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Touch Tank Museum of Coastal Carolina Ocean Isle Beach NC

The Museum of Coastal Carolina Hours & Admission

Spring & Summer Hours

Between March 31 and September 5

  • Monday through Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm*
  • Sunday: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • *Please note that the Museum is open late on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 7:00pm.
Admission & Pricing

Non-member all-day admission 

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Seniors: $9.00 (62+)
  • Children: $8.00 (ages 3 to 12), Free for age 2 and under

Ingram Planetarium Sunset Beach NC

Ingram Planetarium

Discover the universe at Ingram Planetarium! Enjoy state-of-the-art high-definition digital projection and surround-sound in the 85-seat full-dome, immersive theater. Offering exciting shows and programs in astronomy, science, and space exploration, the Planetarium provides a magical experience with its hands-on STEM activities in the Paul Dennis Science Hall.

Location: 7625 High Market Street, Sunset Beach NC

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Ingram Planetarium Hours & Admission

Spring & Summer Hours

Between March 31 and September 5

  • Monday through Saturday: 10:30am to 4:00pm*
  • Laser Shows: Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenins (Please check schedule for details.)
Admission

Non-member all-day admission 

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Seniors: $9.00 (62+)
  • Children: $8.00 (ages 3 to 12), Free for age 2 and under

For more information on The Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium, visit their website at https://museumplanetarium.org/.

MRA Community Partner


MRA Community Partner Southport Oak Island NC

We are proud to recognize The Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium as a 2022 Community Partner!