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“Fun, Educational Field Trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of North Carolina Estuarium

North Carolina Estuarium
223 E. Water Street, Washington, NC 27889
252-948-0000
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Washington
Type: Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sightseeing Tours
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Nags Head, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fun, Educational Field Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Good day trip for the kids! Highly educational and lots to look at. They have a great park across the street for lunch on a nice day.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Wonderful for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Whether you are an adult or a child, or a childlike adult, the Estuarium offers something for everyone. In addition to the displays, there is a gift shop. River Rover tours, let by an experienced guide, take folks out on the Pamlico to see a variety of nature. Some are specific, such as the mistletoe one. There is a modest fee and you do need a reservation. It is a pontoon boat, so seating is limited. At the center, you can sign up for a variety of classes, including watercolor. Get on their list so you can keep abreast of what is being offered. They have a wonderful deck on the front of the building, and you can take a walk along the boardwalk. No, there is no ferris wheel, but you just might spot an otter!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Learn something new and have fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great little museum right on the water. Inter active and live critters. The staff is very helpful and the exhibits are a great learning experience.

Visited November 2012
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Essex, Vermont
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Well done”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Very professionally done. Excellent information on the "estuary" where the salt and fresh waters meet to form a unique nursery for many fish and animals.

Not great for kids under 7 unless they are great nature lovers.

Visited November 2012
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Beaufort, NC
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“interesting facts, well presented”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The Estuarium is a unique museum devoted to giving you an introduction to the diverse life of the estuaries that are so important to the coast of North Carolina. You can visit the exhibits in an hour or less. It was well designed and would appeal to children as well. The building itself and its position on the riverfront -- with a large water filtration catchment basin that cleans up much of the town's street runoff before discharging it into the river -- is also impressive.

Visited November 2012
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