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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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9:00 am - 4:30 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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Gullah/GeeChee Tour

This is a beautiful facility that gives a nice overview of the history of the island. We did the two hour Gullah/GeeChee bus tour narrated by a local. It was informative but a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Jonesboro, Georgia
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Jonesboro, Georgia
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful facility that gives a nice overview of the history of the island. We did the two hour Gullah/GeeChee bus tour narrated by a local. It was informative but a little pricey at $32.00 per adult.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Having the wonderful privilege of having my Grandson visit for the week I was faced with "where to take him". My Grandson is 6 and very precocious so just anyplace would not due. The Coastal Discovery Museum was recommended by a neighbor so off we went. Upon our arrival we were given a map of the property and pointed toward... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Museum itself is a fun and interesting place to take children. The grounds are beautiful and expansive. The ting about the CDM is that they regularly hold weddings there, there is an out building on the property that is perfect for a small and intimate ceremony. All in all, it's a lovely place to visit and best of all,... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

So much history at the Coastal Discovery Museum. My only issue was we went in May, and there were so many school age children there visiting. Would of liked to spend more time in the butterfly exhibit.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Family Fun Day was excellent. Well done, well planned. GREAT JOB!!! The docents were very knowledgeable and did a great job w/ our young grandkids. This was a free day. Included snakes, alligators, butterflies, turtles, etc.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is definitely a "small town" museum but everyone should go at least once. They do amazing things and everyone (all ages) can learn something about the Low Country. If you are there in the summer, make it a point to attend the Sea Turtle lecture and walk where you view Loggerhead (majority) nests on the island. It's held at... More 

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Hilton Head, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you want to find out about the low country, this is the spot. Information and history combined. Beautiful grounds.

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Beaufort, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We spent the morning on the Tammy Jane trawling for shrimp. It was such fun and so informative, even for those of us who live in the area. We were surprised by how much we learned. Our 13 year old grandson had a blast, too. It is also nice that we brought home some really fresh shrimp to eat!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were there for the Family Fun Day! Awesome hands on booths, kids got to try throwing nets, see blue crabs and try them, basket weaving booth great! Loved the while experience!

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Coshocton, Ohio
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Coastal Discovery Museum was a new experience for me this year, and I was not disappointed. We noticed its high rating on TripAdvisor and were intrigued. We thought that perhaps we might check out the museum on a rainy day of our visit (which fortunately, never came), but after looking into the museum a bit more, we were glad... More 

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