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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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Through the Coastal Discovery Museum you can schedule a two hour trip to explore an Island marsh. The leave at 10 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. it is fun and educational. Our daughter and granddaughters loved it. The boat is new and very comfortable. The Captain is a knowledgeable marine biologist. She has exhibits on the boat and provides an... More

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great place to stop early in your vacation to show children the wildlife, sea creatures and birds of the coastal islands. They also have great (and inexpensive) tours and island excursions.

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USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was our third time visiting -- a beautiful place so well cared for by dedicated volunteers. Our young kids loved the "children's room" where they could see a turtle swimming and baby horseshoe crabs. They also really enjoyed the several model boats throughout the exhibition space. The live butterfly exhibit was also one of the best we've been to... More

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Fresno, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We actually went twice during the vacation. The museum includes an indoor display of art and other information about the history of Hilton Head and a gift shop. The outside has many areas, piers to view platforms, a small butterfly house, trails and gardens.

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New York City, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Learn about the history of Hilton Head, take a Gullah bus tour to learn about the descendants of freed slaves who maintain a strong presence on the island, and visit the amazing butterfly exhibit. The gift shop has lovely gifts and jewelry at reasonable prices.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The museum, in my opinion is more suited to an older attendee. My kids (7 and 10) loved the animal interaction and I could not get them to leave. Live snakes, aligators, chickens and a rabbit on a leash? Be sure and check ahead, they don't do that evey day.

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Hilton Head Island
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you have time to spare, spend some hours wandering the museum, demonstrations, and lovely outdoors.

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Mooresville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited here with my wife and son during our vacation to Hilton Head. Lots of trails and wildlife viewing - especially crabs! The visit is free - although donations are much appreciated by staff. Multiple boardwalks, a butterfly house, beautiful trees with spanish moss, a nice walking trail. Great for families.

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Trafalgar, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This hidden jewel offered many things, such as a butterfly garden, carnivorous plants, hiking trails, and wildlife viewing. This place is a must see. It entertained an adult and three teens for a few hours.

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Arlington, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We arrived early in day and stayed past lunch. The Museum's mission is to teach the public about the natural history and cultural heritage of the region. The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn opened to the public less than 10 years ago. This 68 acre historic property has a history dating back 300 years and is described as the... More

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