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North Carolina Estuarium

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A learning experience....

Nice little bit of knowledge. We had a 7yr old with us, and was given a scavenger hunt list to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Frederick B
Greenville, North Carolina
River roving tour is the bomb!

For an enjoyable and relaxing couple of hours touring the harbor at "Little" Washington, NC, you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doug P
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice little bit of knowledge. We had a 7yr old with us, and was given a scavenger hunt list to LEARN as you go thru the museum and she LOVED it. Cheaper form of entertainment.

Thank Frederick B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For an enjoyable and relaxing couple of hours touring the harbor at "Little" Washington, NC, you can't go wrong by spending time at the Estuarium, especially the River Roving tour! The history of this legendary little port city on the Pamlico/Tar rivers goes back centuries...More

Thank Doug P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting place to visit it offers a variety of educational topics where you can learn about the estuary and nursery grounds for marine life. You will also find how all things are tied together and why you should take care of...More

Thank 159royce
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Located on the waterfront, this is an excellent museum designed to inform visitors of the local water estuary system complete with interactive displays. While the displays were directed mostly to youngsters, they were still very informative for adults. And it is worth the entrance fee...More

Thank mjmchome
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Visited with my then 3 year old daughter, the exhibits were small but educational and the building wasn't overwhelming for her age. Staff were excellent and friendly. We were even notified of an activity by staff moments before it began so that we could participate....More

1  Thank Jessica B
Reviewed December 10, 2017

I never knew there was such a thing as an estuarium. I'm glad we went, and also glad the admission was reasonable ($5 each). It's a small place that won't take up your whole day or even half of it, and worth a visit if...More

1  Thank Sarah G
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Great exhibits highlighting Eastern Carolina's estuaries, including their animal life and artifacts of the people who have lived here. The River Roving boat trips are an excellent introduction to the local Pamlico/Tar River waterways.

Thank David W
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

A couple greeted us and took our admission fee ($5 each). We arrived on a Tuesday, but on Wednesday- Saturday (I think) that same entrance fee includes a pontoon boat ride. We asked if we could book one for Wednesday as part of today's admission...More

Thank GrammieSammie
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Great opportunity to visit an environmental review of the Beaufort County area Waterway system. Well-designed, well-developed and of great interest. If the timing is right you can also take a free pontoon boat ride around the area through the estuarium.

Thank Phil A
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Lots of good information, as you walk through the estuarium and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. However, some of the displays could use some attention and repair and the tanks that were not touch tanks should be covered. Also, the movie at the beginning...More

Thank Terry428
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