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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 58 attractions in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Kids love it, but it is interesting to everyone. it shows the history of Hilton Head as well as the environment around us. There are also many special programs so check the schedule. Don't come to the Island without visiting the Coastal Discovery Museum.

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Islamorada, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The Coastal Discovery Museum is the place to get oriented and start learning about the history of the low country and barrier islands of South Carolina. The docents are very helpful about the area and the museum grounds. The 1 mile walk with interpretive signs was nice.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We went here as a rainy day activity with a 4 and 7 year old. It didn't hold their interest much, especially for the younger child but a couple of things captured the interest of the 7 year old. If you have kids that are interested in science they this might be the place for you.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Initial plan was the Pinckney wildlife refuge but it was closed so we headed to the Coastal Discovery Museum. For our 4 and 6 year old it was an easy exploration of the house, boardwalk, and gardens. They liked the animal exhibit in the house and exploring the boardwalk looking for critters. We tried out the butterfly house but it... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a wonderful place to get a feel for what life was like on the island years ago? A real experience.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Initially uncertain whether my 2 kids (ages 5 and 7) would enjoy the Costal Museum - but we all had a great time. You will learn about the island history, coastal plants, animals, and more. Housed in an old plantation home, the museum has a children's room with great but basic educational items, and several rooms with island art and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our family of 5 visited the museum and our 2 youngest kids participated in the scavenger hunt provided by the museum. We loved seeing nature up close and reading about the area history & the Archeology at Mitchelville exhibit.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

What a great upgrade from its previous location - this "museum" covers island history, coastal plants and animals, and more. It is housed in an old plantation home, which has its own unique history, and there is an easy to follow path taking you to boardwalks highlighting birds and oyster beds. There is also a buttery house (empty when we... More

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Penacook, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Did the self tour and everything was signed or labeled with lots of information. It is 0.9 miles with shells on the walk way. A family was easily pushing a baby stroller.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We visited the museum and the walking trail when it was low tide. We found it very interesting watching the little fiddler crabs in the mud of the salt marsh. We were fortunate to have a marine biologist there who told us what to watch for and explained how the little mud balls were pushed out while the crabs were... More

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