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Museum of Coastal Carolina

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Address: 21 E Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7615
Phone Number: 910-579-1016
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The interesting exhibits, dioramas and interactive displays of this museum...

The interesting exhibits, dioramas and interactive displays of this museum depicts the natural history of coastal North and South Carolina.

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We went here on a rainy day and it turned out to be great we had a 15 month old , a 5 year old and two 11 year olds there was fun stuff for everybody they had a scavenger hunt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here on a rainy day and it turned out to be great we had a 15 month old , a 5 year old and two 11 year olds there was fun stuff for everybody they had a scavenger hunt when the oldest three LOVED they actually paid attention to the exhibits they had a big play room with... More 

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Thank lovetotrip12
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum and my kids loved the touch tank with the starfish! Bring the kids here, guys!! Relaxing, fun and educational. :)

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Thank Cfreckles
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming museum in the enact of OIB. My kiss really enjoyed the touch tank with starfish, sea urchins, and a few crabs. Also enjoyed an informative presentation about shells.

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Thank Sara D
Denver, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for kids and adults. Very interesting! A treat for all visitors . Must visit while you are there. Well worth it!

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Thank kpoovey2016
Mullins, South Carolina
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really surprised at the number and quality of exhibits. Extremely kid friendly with relaxed atmosphere. Great staff!!

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Thank Wendy K
Susan S, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Coastal Carolina, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you and the kids enjoyed your visit at the Museum of Coastal Carolina! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Took my family to this museum the first time we went to Ocean Isle. Once was enough, but it was a great little museum. Highlight of the visit was the hands on experience where you can pet sea urchins and feed starfish. The kids loved that!

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Thank Travelswithkids62011
Susan S, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Coastal Carolina, responded to this review

We do hope you will visit again as we present various lectures and exhibits each season. So pleased that the kids loved the Touch Tank! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We toured the museum based on other reviews and we are glad we did. The museum has many interesting exhibits including the history of Ocean Isle Beach. The most enjoyable part of our tour was the lecture on the sea turtles conservation team of Ocean Isle Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Boyce gave a short and impassioned talk on their team's... More 

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Thank Dana T
Susan S, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Coastal Carolina, responded to this review

We are so pleased that your family enjoyed their visit to the Museum of Coastal Carolina! You are so right about Mr. & Mrs. Boyce-they are very passionate in their mission of saving sea turtles! Thank you for visiting and we hope you will stop in again! More 

Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Excellent educational and interactive for kids of all ages (including old ones like me). The Museum for a small island is unbelievable and a must see when visiting the island. It is open all year.

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Thank 364oib
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Extra activities available inside and out with vendors, games, etc. The museum is very enjoyable and offers many programs during the summer including local authors, save the turtles, habitat and many other issues.

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Thank beachmimi11
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

My daughter loves this place. It is not a large museum but has a nice touch tank. The staff is always friendly and answers questions. They do special events throughout the year also like family day in March.

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