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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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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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 and well maintained

The walk on the property was beautiful and it was fun to see the marshes and wildlife. First time visit and I would return again when visiting Hilton Head

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The walk on the property was beautiful and it was fun to see the marshes and wildlife. First time visit and I would return again when visiting Hilton Head

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Nice place to take kids for a change of pace from the beach, see some art, learn a little about the local ecology.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The permanent displays are thorough and attractive. The temporary photos on display right now are wonderful.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

excellent! Very fun time looking, touching, holding low country animals like alligators, snakes, chicks, bunnies, chickens. Staff was wonderful. Will be back !

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You don't have to have grandchildren to come here but it was the reason we did! We came on the day that Joe Maffo, of Critter Management, came with his alligators, snakes and other assorted animals - baby chicks and rabbits. Joe is very knowledgeable and wants to remove any fear you might have about getting up close to alligators... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was interesting to learn about the blue crab and at the end of the littlr tour we got to cook them, eat them, and enjoy a little vino. We were the last toue of the season. Super cool!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The facilities were nice, but just not engaging enough for young kids (8&11.) We kind of wandered around so things could have been more clearly marked from the parking area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were very disappointed-it is apparent the grounds and therefore most exhibits are in need of care and attention: overgrown, unkempt and just underwhelming. They should charge admission to ensure good condition. The scavenger hunt activity is only suitable for very young children-my 11 year old was quite bored. I know the people running this are well intentioned but this... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you are a history or nature buff, you will love this place! In addition to exhibits relative to local history, it has classes taught by locals, a buttterfly house, walking trails, and walkways out into the marsh if you are interested in water birds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The whole family enjoyed touring the grounds and learning more about the low country. We have been coming to Hilton Head a couple of times per year for many years now and this was the first time we had decided to head out to the Coastal Discovery Museum. Bring some water if it's a warm day and walk around enjoying... More 

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