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Address: 223 E. Water Street, Washington, NC 27889
Phone Number: 252-948-0000
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Enjoyable and Educational

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Judy W
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Cockeysville, Maryland
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Cockeysville, Maryland
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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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Washington, North Carolina
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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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North Carolina
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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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Oxford, North Carolina
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I brought my husband on a surprise visit to Washington, NC--his ancestors are from there--and the first thing we did was to go on a free river roving trip with a fantastic interpreter, Mark Smith, and 7 other guests. We learned a lot and had a fabulous 1-1/2 hour trip; we saw eagles and turtles and learned the history of... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The local artwork and educational displays in the back rooms were very informative and unique. The movie was a peaceful collection of videos of the estuary, but the rest of the exhibit is probably better suited for families and children, than the movie.

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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

From the introduction of the unique sculpture in the lobby which represents North Carolina and a drop of water in its trip through a full cycle from sea to cloud to raindrop. A very good short film entertains and educates about the estuary area. The rest of spaces highlight the wildlife and history of the area. The best part of... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Visited while in town. Small but very informative museum. Learn the importance of the estuary to wildlife. Knowledgeable and friendly volunteers. They have boat rides on the river at certain times of the year starting in May or just walk down the waterfront on the waterfront walk. Very relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The cost was $5 which included a pontoon boat trip on the Pamlico and Tar Rivers. The whole experience was very educational. How the area developed, what kind of wildlife and fisheries are in the area, and some history about the town of Washington, NC. You can spend hours in the Estuarium if you what to read everything, and the... More 

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Washington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Learn something and enjoy the wonderful displays. The staff is wonderful and if you get a chance come take the River Roving tour May-October.

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