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Museum of Coastal Carolina

21 East Secoond Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
910-579-1016
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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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T'ville
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37 reviews 37 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Medina, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our family (daughter age 8) really enjoyed this museum. Many hands-on exhibits, small scavenger hunt for kids, and really cool "touch tank". We especially enjoyed talking to the lady at the touch tank. She really took her time to explain the creatures in the tank to our daughter and encouraged her to handle them. Price is right and a nice... More

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a great under promoted spot that everyone should visit. Great taxidermy of all species and a marvelous tank for sea creatures where, with the help of a gifted volunteer docent, you can hold things in your hand and learn way more than you knew before. Don't miss it.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was skeptical at first; however, I quickly found out that this was a great little place! My wife and brought our 3 yr old goddaughter. There was plenty for her to do, both to look at and touch! There is a great family playroom. You know it is a great place when the little becomes upset because they don't... More

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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We came to the museum because they were offering a bird lecture and we were delighted with the museum and the volunteers that help with all the work and the feeding of the fish. Great place to bring the kids.

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