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Coastal Discovery Museum

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The Coastal Discovery Museum's core exhibitions trace the geological and historical evolution of the Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, revealing how the island’s complex environment and cultures have evolved over time. Temporary exhibitions often highlight South Carolina Lowcountry’s artists who translate local legends and stories into visually stunning art. Collections include natural history objects, cultural artifacts, and works of fine art. The Coastal Discovery Museum became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2015.