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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: +1 910-579-1016
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Not too big, not too small. This museum is obviously a labor of love and will appeal to both children and adults who find them selves asking "What is that?" as they explore Ocean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Heath F
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not too big, not too small. This museum is obviously a labor of love and will appeal to both children and adults who find them selves asking "What is that?" as they explore Ocean Isle and the surrounding areas. The volunteers who run it were friendly and helpful. It was very clean and well organized. It was a wee bit... More 

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Thank Heath F
Linzy C, Marketing Coordinator at Museum of Coastal Carolina, responded to this review

Heath, Thank you so much for your kind words and five-star rating of our facility and staff! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here with us and that we kept you intrigued. Please feel free to come back and see us in the near future and engage in our upcoming events! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Lewisville, North Carolina
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my four-yar old to the museum and she loved it! They have a cute little scavenger hunt that the kids can do to make sure they see all of the exhibits. My daughter was very engaged with the exhibits, including a touch tank, puppet theater, sea turtle video, and a few small aquariums. It is a small museum but... More 

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Thank InSeeGal3
Linzy C, Marketing Coordinator at Museum of Coastal Carolina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and five-star rating of our facility and staff! We are so glad you and your daughter enjoyed your time here with us and that we kept you intrigued. The touch tank is one of our favorite parts about our museum (along with everything else)! Please feel free to come back and see... More 

Ocean, New Jersey
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a rainy day last week, we stopped over to see what this museum was all about with our children. The prices were around $10 to enter, so we dropped off our older teenagers and decided to just take our toddlers (twins who are 4). They really enjoyed the museum and the staff knew a lot about sea life and... More 

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Linzy C, Marketing Coordinator at Museum of Coastal Carolina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and five-star rating of our facility and staff! We are so happy your family enjoyed your time here with us and that we kept you intrigued and informed. Please feel free to come back and see us in the near future and engage in our upcoming events! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We brought our granddaughter here. We learned about shells. There were hands-on exhibits. There was a film about the turtle hatching and their walk to the ocean. They showed all the wildlife in a beautiful exhibit. She got to put her hands in the horseshoe crab exhibit and touch starfish. There were birds, snakes, sharks and she even put on... More 

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Thank Anthony M
Linzy C, Marketing Coordinator at Museum of Coastal Carolina, responded to this review

Anthony, Thank your for your review and rating of our museum! We are happy to hear you and your granddaughter learned a lot from what we have to offer and that she put on a show for you! The touch tank is always a popular attraction and we're glad she got to touch our horseshoe crab (Trigger) and starfish. Come... More 

Lincolnton, North Carolina
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80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Our grandsons LOVE this little museum. It's very kid friendly and they have a lot of activities throughout the year for the youngsters. They give the children a scavenger hunt booklet at admission and they have a ball looking for and find the items. The admission prices are excellent plus you can get a year round admission good for the... More 

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Thank Beth C
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Please be sure to come here ! A super educational and creative place tgst is entertaining for all ages !

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

Thank you for visiting the Museum of Coastal Carolina! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! More 

OIB, NC
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

stop by and learn about the environment of the area. There are programs for children all summer twice a day, all educational and fun.

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

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

Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Stopped by on our way out of town, it is a nice little museum with some great hands on learning exhibits. I do think it is a bit pricey and would like to see a better combo deal for the museum and planetarium but overall it was a great experience.

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Thank Rittej01
Susan S, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Coastal Carolina, responded to this review

The Museum of Coastal Carolina does offer a discounted weekly pass for visitors and your receipt offers a $2.00 discount coupon to the Planetarium. More 

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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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
Susan S, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Coastal Carolina, responded to this review

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

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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

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

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