Horseshoe Crabs: Living Fossils

Event Details

This event finished on 25 May 2017

Coastal Discovery MuseumThe Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn will host the Horseshoe Crabs: Living Fossils program on April 11 and 25, May 11 and 25, 2017 from 6-7 p.m. The program will introduce participants to the biology and behavior of the American Horseshoe Crab.

Discover the important of this living fossil and how their blue blood protects humans. See live juvenile horseshoe crabs. Explore the horseshoe crab’s life cycle, learn about their spawning behavior, and find out where and when you can find horseshoe crabs spawning in the Lowcountry! These one hour special presentations are coordinated in conjunction with horseshoe crab spawning season. After this indoor presentation you will be provided with information about where you can find spawning horseshoe crabs. You can begin your quest to find horseshoe crabs spawning just hours after the presentation.

Space is limited and reservations are required. $7 per person (none under 9 years of age) and reservations may be made by calling (843) 689-6767 ext 223.  The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive, with our temporary entrance on 278 eastbound between Spanish Wells Road and Gumtree Road. For more information about theHorseshoe Crabs: Living Fossils program, go to