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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 60 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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lanex
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232 reviews 232 reviews
126 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this gem the first time we went to Hilton Head and were so impressed we had to take the opportunity to visit again. Still just feel like we scratched the surface

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very interesting museum and grounds. No admission charge for self guided tours. A minimal charge if you wish to go on a guided walk, we did our own. Great place to take your family if you are staying in the area.

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was a fun museum featuring a history of the island. The location was nice with some outdoor attractions too including butterflies.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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160 reviews 160 reviews
30 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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