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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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Discovery House - very informative

Truly enjoyed the exhibits by local students and other artists. I was impressed with the photos displayed especially of wildlife.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Seattle
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Truly enjoyed the exhibits by local students and other artists. I was impressed with the photos displayed especially of wildlife.

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Dublin, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Everyone needs to visit this museum and they usually do!!! Lots of history explained here from all over the island and local area...Be sure to tour the path that runs behind the museum...Great photo ops here!!!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Interesting museum located in an historic family home on a large piece of land on the bay. The museum tells the history of the, Island, the families that lived there, and describes the coastline flora and fauna. The children's discovery room looks very inviting and fun. There is a picturesque walking trail with several piers to walk on to observe... More 

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Bethlehem, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very revealing and relevant tour of the history of the island. A must do activity to understand the island's very interesting history from colonial and civil war times to the present.

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Frequently changing exhibits of paintings and photography, plus a super little butterfly garden. Also permanent exhibits related to native flora and fauna.

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CO, MEXICO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

There are informative displays and exhibits. The trails are well maintained. The variety of camilles was lovely.

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Kingston, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Superb way to spend two hours. On an island so thoroughly dedicated to hedonism, it is wonderful to spend time learning about the heritage and natural world that has been so sacrificed in the name of tourism and winter getaway culture. Excellent orientation in the main house. be sure to watch the naturalist's video -- a great lecture on the... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stopped by here when we were visiting Hilton Head last fall. We had a great time. The museum was very informative and the staff was extremely knowledgable. We really enjoyed walking around, especially down by the water where we saw the crabs and other animals walking through the water. For kids, I'd highlly recommend it as a place to... More 

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Graniteville, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My mother, son, and I had a nice visit at this museum. There was a wealth of knowledge inside the museum. Outside, there was a lot to see. While it wasn't real big, the butterfly house was a nice touch. I just wish it wasn't so hot when we were there, but the shade really helped.

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Chowchilla, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We love history and discovering more about new places, The Coastal Discovery Museum is OK. It is a free visit, set on the marsh and allows you to discover at your own pace. The hostesses we very friendly and did answer questions. The displays are beautiful and give an overview of the history of HHI. We wandered the path and... More 

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