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Museum of Coastal Carolina

21 East Secoond Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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
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
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A wonderful small museum that has the best staff in the world. The staff is genuinely enthusiastic about the exhibits. They have an outstanding touch tank and we highly recommend watching the feeding session. A lot of care is taken with these fish. The fish are very healthy, tanks look great and the water quality is outstanding. I especially liked... More

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SouthCentral Pensylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Easygoing museum with helpful teaching staff. The kids were entertained nicely. Lots to see and touch.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Although it's not very big, it's very interesting and fun. Lots of little activities and a touch pool. The staff is super friendly and helpful.

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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've been once (no kids) and thought it was very interesting and informative. I espcially liked the turtle talk which gave so much information about the turtle nesting on the island. The petting area is wonderful if you have small kids...

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When it rains at the beach , this is a good place to take the kids. Our grand-daughter loved the touch pool and giant turtle puzzle.We will return.

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Barboursville, West Virginia, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Three 11-13 yr old boys and three adults all found interesting things to educate and entertain them. What more could you ask for! Didn't expect to find such quality exhibits and interactive activities. Well worth the cover charge for a few hours of entertainment and cool air!!!!

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