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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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Beautiful, free activity for the family

This place is free (donations asked) and a nice place to walk around and learn some history. The butterfly house was really neat! Walk out on one of the piers over the marshland... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place is free (donations asked) and a nice place to walk around and learn some history. The butterfly house was really neat! Walk out on one of the piers over the marshland and watch the crabs walk around below. Bring sunscreen and bug spray, though! They have a gift shop, drinks for sale and a bathroom.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We didn't pay anything to walk around here, but we took a Gullah tour so I don't know if they charge some people. My husband liked the artwork, my children liked the outside attractions, I enjoyed the place and the price.

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was a great way to spend a morning - before it got too hot and humid. We arrived, checked in at the visitor's centre. Admission to the museum is free, but there are events and attractions that you can choose to purchase tickets for. We did the "meet and greet" with local animals - snakes, turtles, alligators. This was... More 

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Knoxville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Love this place. Especially enjoy the revolving exhibits and the Art Market at the end of April. Have attended several times and always have a wonderful time. We also attended the chili cook off and had a great time. The butterfly exhibit is another fun thing to do. Took the beach walk with a naturalist and learned a lot! And... More 

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Saint Paul, Mn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A nice side trip on Hilton Head. We toured this small museum along with a great Gullah tour. The waves of owners of the property was impressive as was the ecological emphasis of the gardens and butterfly exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We enjoyed the walk. This was the grandparents second visit. It seems they are adding all the time. The butterfly pavilion was a hit with the children. I was fascinated by the man weaving the baskets. All enjoyed and received an educational experience. Bring water, comfortable shoes, and cool clothing. It's hot!

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Rock Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great way to spend a few hours, especially with kids. The butterfly garden seemed to be the highlight for our family. Very nice art exhibits and cute gift shop. Prices in gift shop were affordable to grab a few souvenirs to take back home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went to learn some of the history of the island and learned much more. Got to see the oldest Red Cedar tree in the state of South Carolina as well as learn about the Gullah culture and Marsh Tacky horse breed. There were many hands on exhibits and even a piece of a space station that NASA had allowed them... More 

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Raeford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My kids had an okay time visiting. My husband and I enjoyed walking around the grounds and the butterfly hut. I was disappointed that there was an area you could not even walk into with out paying first. My daughter just wanted to look, which was fine for her because she was free. In order to go with her I... More 

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Adairsville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This museum would be really cool if it weren't so hot! This is a case where interesting outdoor activities and exhibits are overpowered by extreme heat. If you can bear the climate, the museum has a nice small collection of original art, a lovely gift shop with local one of a kind items, a charming butterfly garden, interesting guest lecturers,... More 

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Additional Information about Coastal Discovery Museum

Address: 70 Honey Horn Drive, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Phone Number: 843-689-6767
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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