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Museum of Coastal Carolina

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Address: 21 East Secoond Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Phone Number: 910-579-1016
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The interesting exhibits, dioramas and interactive displays of this museum...
The interesting exhibits, dioramas and interactive displays of this museum depicts the natural history of coastal North and South Carolina.
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Great place to learn about the local beach

The displays were done in a way in which we could understand how the beach water flows and the beach animals live. The touch tank was cool. Feeling a star fish was great. I took a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The displays were done in a way in which we could understand how the beach water flows and the beach animals live. The touch tank was cool. Feeling a star fish was great. I took a class there as well and went to a speaker on Air Force One.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We arrived an hour before closing, and I wish we had gone earlier. Very informational for kids about the coastal and swamp areas. Touch tank with urchins, hermit crabs, starfish, and a conch. My son loved the blue ocean room, and with the scavenger hunt, it was so much fun. I will definitely go back when we have more time.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I was very impressed by this museum. It had one of the best display of seashells I've ever seen (well organized and labeled). For such a small place they offer a lot. They have a changing tides gallery (interactive displays), water ways gallery, green swamp diorama, sea shore gallery, ocean reef gallery (I loved their dry aquarium), barrier island gallery,... More 

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Beijing, China
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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