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North Carolina Estuarium

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Address: 223 E Water St, Washington, NC 27889-5048
Phone Number: 252-948-0000
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Boat Tour

We came here solely for the boat tour so I can't say what the rest of the museum is like. The tour was enjoyable though, and we learned several interesting facts about the area's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ashley A
Florence, Alabama
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Florence, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here solely for the boat tour so I can't say what the rest of the museum is like. The tour was enjoyable though, and we learned several interesting facts about the area's history. Would definitely recommend checking it out, and preferably on a day when the weather is not too hot.

Thank Ashley A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I planned a visit here on a quick trip to Little Washington. As others have said, it was small in comparison to other similar types of museums but face it...estuaries don't mean much if anything to most people so the population of people wanting to visit is small. The folks there do a nice job and it... More 

Thank Hurricaniac
Elkton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Our family, from all over converged on Washington to celebrate a wedding the night before. Next day, 15 or so of us were looking for a place to hang out, be in the air conditioning, do something together, catch up, and feel the local lore. The Estuarium won out. I'm a story guy. Capture me with the story of people,... More 

Thank Mpfisher
Maysville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

It was cute. Movie was kind of boring. The turtles and baby alligators were cute. Have your children do the scavenger hunt they will learn more and collect a little toy after they turn in their clip board. The ladies are super sweet.

Thank Melonie24
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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492 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Wife and I stopped by while walking the waterfront. It is a good was to spend some time and learn things. It informs you about the waterways of NC. The staff is very nice and informed. Good stop.

Thank Adak C
Willow Spring, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This was a very good tour of the area, started off with a movie then an introduction by a staff member, followed by a walking tour. The price was very good at only $5.00

Thank William H
China Grove, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The volunteers are very helpful and knowledgeable. The museum itself is very well put together. Great interaction activities for kids of all ages. Skip the first movie in the big auditorium and sit down for the video that is in the exhibit hall. Well worth it. Be sure to ask about the sculpture in the main entrance.

2 Thank Leslie B
Greenville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

First warmish day in early spring, took my preschool grand daughter to the estuarium. She loves fishing and the beach, so this was a natural. We were the only patrons, but still warranted a guided, interactive tour! The docents were well versed, friendly, and cheerful. The large variety of exhibits, lack of crowds, and number of hands-on activities made this... More 

1 Thank agtag48
Eastern NC
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40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Took my grandson to the Estuarium for something to do Saturday and boy was I surprised! This was my first time visiting, in spite of having lived here for over 10 years! My grandson, who is 6, was absolutely enthralled! So much to see, so much to learn, so many different things to touch or hear! A wonderful video sets... More 

1 Thank Jacquelyn K
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Offers great education for any age and a fun stop along the water front. I only wish they had a touch tank with more local marine life. At only $5.00 per adult it's well worth the stop and the gift shop has some good shopping as well.

Thank Cameron M

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