Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island plans expansion


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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina — A museum on Hilton Head Island is planning an expansion to bring visitors closer to the environment of the South Carolina coast.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports ( ) that the Coastal Discovery Museum plans a $400,000 expansion to add what is being called a discovery lab to its existing building.

The plan calls for a touch tank where visitors can touch crabs and starfish. The exhibit will also allow them to view a beehive from behind a window and see what lives beneath the sand in an enclosed beach exhibit.

Museum officials say the expansion will provide an introduction to the island's environment for out-of-town visitors. The museum is seeking a grant from the town to pay a quarter of the construction cost.

Information from: The Island Packet,

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