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Coastal Discovery Museum

Address: 70 Honey Horn Drive, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Phone Number: 843-689-6767
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Ranked #6 of 39 Attractions in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to learn about the history and...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner 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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London, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Not far from the main road onto the Island, this has many small exhibits and a self guided path around the grounds. Great brake on cool days or from shopping or trying to golf. Allow an hour or two.

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Ada, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Coastal Discovery Museum is a must see for visitors. History, wildlife, beauty of the area are all addressed at the museum. They have 2 Marsh Tacky horses which are quite rare and a breed that exsists only in the lowcountry. Best of all are their excursions. Recently, we went on an excursion on the May River with Capt. Amber... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

So glad we stopped there. It was chilly that day so we didn't spend a lot of time outside but the indoors historical info was great and I bet the little boardwalks and paths are wonderful in season. We will come back as I want to see the butterflies next time

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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

In the 6 times we've visited HH, this is the frst trip we've made to Coastal Discovery Museum. It's awesome! No admission charges, and lots of neat exibits, nature walks, and local history. The Palmetto horses were a great treat to see up close, as was the heat shield from a NASA rocket that was on display (it had washed... More 

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Hilton He
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Over the last several winters I have attended five different classes offered by the Coastal Discovery Museum. All have been interesting and informative. The cost is very reasonable and I highly recommend them to other visitors.

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Los Angeles, California
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285 reviews 285 reviews
130 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This restored farmhouse has limited exhibits, but detailed on the former owners and local life and history that tells you just enouh to get a real feel of the place. What is under-advertised in my opinion is the great quality of the oyster shell path walk that curves in a giant perimeter of the property and has wonderful surprises at... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Was a rainy day and had hoped for more to look at inside. Had our elderly parents with us and were unable to drive very close to outside exhibits, a lot of walking.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

There was a great photography exhibit this time. Every time we go there is at least one excellent exhibit. And we love walking the grounds which are really beautiful. Nice gift shop, too.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The museum itself is average and limited, though interesting and informative, with permanent exhibits and some rotating ones. The grounds are what set this area apart from the average, trails that go along a marshy area, through various trees and shrubs and ornamentals. Would be a great place to go with kids. They have activities you can sign up for... More 

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Lost Creek, West Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a great outing if you have little ones that like to touch and are busy. Its very educational and just an awesome layout all around.

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