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Museum of Coastal Carolina

Address: 21 East Secoond Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Phone Number: 910-579-1016
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The interesting exhibits, dioramas and interactive displays of this museum depicts the natural...
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Type: Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The interesting exhibits, dioramas and interactive displays of this museum depicts the natural history of coastal North and South Carolina.

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Beijing, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went to the children's puppet story time and animal feeding. It was a good time and we generally enjoyed it, but it was only about 90 minutes of entertainment, even with the puppets. Its a great way to spend a little time in the morning, but not for much more than that.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Like most people, we hit the museum on a rainy beach day and were pleasantly surprised at what a wonderful little museum this was. The exhibits were well thought out and kid-friendly, the collection was a lot larger than we expected, and the building seemed to grown in size the more we walked around. Focusing on wildlife living onshore and... More 

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A great little museum that individuals of all ages will enjoy. It is a non -profit museum that was originally developed by a husband/wife from Ocean Isle. The exhibits are outstanding,the background is awesome-a super place for everyone to enjoy!!!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

was very surprised by this museum! does not look like much from the outside but had a lot going on inside. 3 year old loved it! it was perfect outing on a rainy day. staff was very nice and knowledgable

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Columbus, OH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Was not expecting to find such a great little museum. A good value with a friendly, informative staff. Definitely a great way to spend an hour or so.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

good displays for a small local museum with some nice hands-on stuff for the kids. I liked the information on the loggerhead turtles, especially

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was a nice little museum and a nice break out of the sun. The museum is small and we were in and out in under a 1/2 hour. They have a live touch tank that the kids could touch (mine were too scared). I thought the museum was a little overpriced, but we will probably go back again next... More 

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Floyd, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised with this little museum and so glad we found it! My kids were expecting a "boring" museum and were reluctant . . .but both of them (8 & 11) had a great time. The museums is well laid out, with great exhibits (the life size, realistic wood-carved sea creatures are amazing). We saw everything but still... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Well, I was not impressed by the museum and felt it was overpriced for the few exhibits that were there. My family was in and out within 30 minutes of arriving. It is conveniently located near the main bridge and has ample parking. I believe it was $8.oo for adults and maybe $5.00 for kids. (maybe incorrect) I will not... More 

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Pinckney, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a great small museum. It has a lot of great displays. The grandkids loved the touch tank. The staff was enthusiastic and informative. We found a rather large shark tooth on the beach and a staff person was nice enough to show us which shark it came from. I haven't been here in 15+ years and was rather... More 

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