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Coastal Discovery Museum

70 Honey Horn Drive, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
843-689-6767
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Ranked #8 of 59 Attractions in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Description: If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to learn about the history and wildlife of sea islands.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Fun & Free place to take the kids. Very informative and learning experience as well. Also if you look at their website before you go they have some really neat classes available. We had fun walking through looking at the different plants and seeing the newborn baby birds inside their nest from the video camera set up to watch them.... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Just a great place to get into the island history and culture. Lectures are often given on archaeological finds. Children find the demonstrations of local animal life interesting.

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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A nice combination of island history, nature and science. A good place to spend a couple hours. Delightful nature trail with a first-rate view of the marshes. Also a nice place to see botanical specimens.

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Ft. Lauderdale
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The museum itself has a small collection, but it is free and there are some fun things for kids. Plan ahead and look at their website before you go to Hilton Head. They have some great classes almost every day, but you need to reserve in advance. The sweet grass basket making class and the civil war lecture are on... More

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Virginia Beach
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent museum about the Low Country; very comprehensive and very well presented. On a day we had already overplanned, we alotted about 30 minutes to "swing through" the place and ended up staying nearly two hours. It threw the rest of the day into disarray, but we didn't regret it. Highly recommended for anyone interested in gullah... More

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Madison, WI
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went to the museum and took the Blue crab discovery tour. What fun! We got there early and spent some time in the children's area looking at the horseshoes crabs and terrapin thy had in tanks in the museum. We also put together puzzles, looked at a display that showed the creatures that are in a fallen log, and... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
29 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great talk about turtles, their habitat, breeding habits as well as a walk onto the beach to check out a turtle nest. We were lucky enough to (witness a member of the organisation who looks after the turte actually) find a baby turtle which had not made it out of the nest with the others whilst counting the number of... More

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Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful introduction to the Low Country and specifically Hilton Head and Port Royal Sound area. Good exhibits; frequent presentations; walking tour of marshes.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We have been to HHI many times, but never made the time to visit the Coastal Museum. Wow!!! Full of so much historical information and the walking tour is the best. The staff is wonderful and so very helpful. They only ask for a donation and it is well worth whatever you can afford. Great place to learn the history... More

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Nyc
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Took a tour on a rainy day.The island has a very interesting and deep history. Great rainy day adventure.

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