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Coastal Discovery Museum

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Address: 70 Honey Horn Drive, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Phone Number: 843-689-6767
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to...
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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Interesting to walk around

We went to the museum today it was quite informative and a pleasant place to be. We spent more time outside on the boardwalks to the salt marsh, the cute theater, gardens of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Sebastian, Florida
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Sebastian, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to the museum today it was quite informative and a pleasant place to be. We spent more time outside on the boardwalks to the salt marsh, the cute theater, gardens of the Gullah, the magnificent live oaks with the hanging moss, Camilia flowers all in bloom, the grounds are so beautiful. Great way to spend an hour or... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It's a good way to get an overview of the history and the ecology of the area. There is a small but very pleasant museum with a gift shop and tourist information. Be sure to walk the grounds. At the time we visited, there was an excellent exhibit of the works of area photographers and a unique quilt exhibit. Youngsters... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to enjoy learning some of the history of Hilton Head Island and the Gulah culture. We have taken the Gullah trip from here around the island and enjoy the museum displays and the art. One of these days I am going to take a sweetgrass basket weaving class. Excellent programs are offered thoughout the year on the environment... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The indoor museum had a wonderful history - complete and interesting. Also much information about flora and fauna. The outside Walk was also excellent with great cell phone guided tour

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It was nice to have some history of Hilton Head and its development. The grounds are very pretty with the camellia garden and beautiful old trees. It has a well-stocked gift shop for all ages and there is no entrance fee but they do request donations. They have changing local exhibits so we were able to see some local wonderful... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We loved the camelia garden in bloom in mid winter. The boardwalks over the swamp with recorded info on local wildlife and birds is very good. The small museum with varied historical displays and the display of winning quilts is very special. The gift shop was not very exciting. There is no admission so this is a good value. Visit... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Being cool February afternoon at this old farm/ hunting retreat, we were pleased by several indoor exhibits, historic photos, walkway sculptures and plantings (with labels), and marsh pier. They ask for your donation; no set admission price. Good outing!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I volunteer for several programs here and there are many and all wonderful. The turtle watch program begins at nesting time in spring. My Grands, (11 & 7) love Joe Maffos, live critter program which adults love too. Great programs for all members of the family.. The grounds are lovely to walk around. Check the website for current programs or... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

CDM has alot to offer from exhibits inside and exploring on the outside. During the winter months alot of the outdoor exhibits such as butterfly garden, the animals are not around. Spring and summer months they return. I definitely look forward to returning here to explore.

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Portland, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Going in February, there really wasn't much to see. Many exhibits are not functional during winter. Basically we just walked around and went out on the boardwalks over the marshy areas. Petted one of the two horses that were out and then left.

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