New Exhibit Alert
Museum of Coastal Carolina opens “Save the Ocean” on June 8.
Imagine having the floor beneath you virtually come to life and transform into the ocean floor. You can experience this and more with the Museum of Coastal Carolina’s new “Save the Ocean” exhibit, featuring a dynamic floor. Soon, visitors can stomp the trash out of a virtual ocean and learn ways to protect the ocean in their daily lives.
The original Museum of Coastal Carolina exhibition “Litterbug Hall of Shame” is being re-envisioned as an interactive experience. Thirty years ago, Buster and Sandy Gillis encouraged museum founders Stuart and Louise Ingram to create the initial display addressing the need to keep the beach as pristine as possible. Inspired by their commitment to ocean conservation, “Save the Ocean” is a modern take on the inceptive exhibit.
The exhibit encourages visitors to help save the ocean by cleaning up litter. Using an interactive projector and motion sensor, moving graphics appear on the ground and react to hand movements, foot movements and gestures. The interactive floor projection system provides the opportunity to literally stomp out litter.
“Save the Ocean” was made possible by contributions from Drew and Gina Reger and the GPS Store.
Want to go?
“Save the Ocean” Exhibit Grand Opening
Wednesday, June 8
Museum of Coastal Carolina
21 E. Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach
Admission is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), $8 for children (3 to 12), and free for age 2 and younger.