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North Carolina Estuarium

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Address: 223 E. Water Street, Washington, NC 27889
Phone Number: 252-948-0000
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Great place to learn and take kids

The Estuarium has interactive activities and displays to learn more about the importance of estuaries, like this one. Mixed with science and history, as well as outside displays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
donna w
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Washington, North Carolina

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Washington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Estuarium has interactive activities and displays to learn more about the importance of estuaries, like this one. Mixed with science and history, as well as outside displays of native flowers/plants and animals, it is a great place to spend with kids as well as adults. Check into the seasonal free rides on the river, reservations needed. Also has a... More 

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Thank donna w
Troutman, North Carolina
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Small town museum worth visiting. Several exhibits have live animals that children will enjoy. Unique approach to show younger visitors their impact on surroundings.

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Thank Christian H
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A day trip for the family while we were visiting New Bern, NC. Geared more towards children, offered hands on experiences for small aquatic wildlife and education about coastal life over the past century or two. Just enough experiences to make the trip worthwhile and maintain children's interest. Price was fair. A nice little nautical themed playground nearby.

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Thank Craig D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The North Carolina Estuarium is a fantastic museum located in Washington, NC. A few days a week they offer a river roving experience. It is free but donations are appreciated. The pontoon boat holds 10 people so you need call to make reservations. The trip is an hour long and very informative. You will go on the Pamlico River and... More 

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1 Thank NCTraveler2015
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I took my 6 year old niece to the estuarium on a weekday and we both enjoyed it. The interactive exhibits and live animals were entertaining for her while the history and ecological preservation exhibits were interesting to me. Be sure to take a walk down the pier after your visit - you can see turtles, fish and ducks swimming... More 

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Thank CoolBreeze2010
Edenton, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This whole waterfront facility is terrific and well thought-out. The staff is very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. The amazing art installation in the lobby s worth the price of admission (only $5) itself! You actually get a tour of this room-size art piece. There is also a nice short film and rooms of interactive exhibits. We called too late to... More 

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Thank Terriinnc
Cockeysville, Maryland
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Had a great day at this sweet educational combination of museum and aquarium. Located right on the Pamlico River, it also offers "River Rover" tours of the river and surrounding parts of the estuary. We had a great tour with our great guide, Bill, who was very knowledgable and showed us many interesting sites, including a nesting osprey and turtles... More 

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1 Thank Judy W
Washington, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

What a great place to visit for the whole family. I've been to several events and enjoyed them and the view of the waterfront sunset is breath taking! They have a cool gift shop full of art, pottery, kid orient gifts and many more things. They have boat tours and yoga too!

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Thank joanmeyland
North Carolina
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The NC Estuarium was quite an experience. As one who loves this kind of things I found this attraction to be quite interesting. There was a story telling event being held by local story tellers, which I found quite interesting. The boardwalk out behind the estuarim was quite active with walker, joggers and fishermen. If you walk about 2 blocks... More 

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1 Thank trvlguy39
Oxford, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

As you go in someone built NC out of driftwood. This is what person said that worked there. Cant see how this could even interest any age. My age is mid 50's. Just wasnt worth the 5.00 it cost to go in the door. Would not go unless you just need to get in air conditioned building. Sorry but wasnt... More 

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