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Address: 223 E. Water Street, Washington, NC 27889
Phone Number: 252-948-0000
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A Hidden Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Edenton, North Carolina
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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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Address: 223 E. Water Street, Washington, NC 27889
Phone Number: 252-948-0000
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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