12. Bird's Eye View Theater

Welcome to The Bird’s Eye View Theater. This outdoor teaching area was created in 2014 by local artist Walter Palmer and his family. Walter is known for the whimsical bird sculptures that adorn the top portion of the mosaic backdrop. Palmer’s sculptures have been popular on Hilton Head and around the country since the 1970s. Further down the pathway, you’ll find another Walter Palmer original called ‘Tales of Hilton Head’, donated to the Museum by the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island. Both spots are popular for family photos during visits.


The theater is used for public and school programs. The museum offers a wide variety of public programs and school group programs that vary throughout the year. Please ask at the front desk or visit coastaldiscovery.org and check out the events calendar to find out what’s happening now.    


This project was funded by the Lowcountry Master Naturalists Association. The construction and arrangement of the nesting areas were completed by Master Naturalist and Coastal Discovery Museum volunteers.