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Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center

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Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center

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310 Okatie Hwy, Beaufort, SC 29909-3915
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em l wrote a review Nov 22
Hilton Head, South Carolina125 contributions74 helpful votes
I have passed this on my way to work every day for who knows how long. Finally decided to stop in. And was i shocked! Wonderful little center! rich in history of the shrimp and oyster industry, lovely, clean displays and an amazing ocean view. The magnificent aquarium smack in the middle is stocked with many of the very species i have caught on the pier! Just wonderful. The staff were friendly, and so knowledgable. The "please touch" room has a large floor tank with puffer fish and minnows and crabs and welks. a small aquarium houses little horseshoe crabs . There is a tank with 2 baby alligators, a tank with diamond terrapins , a tank with a box turtle , a corn snake and a rat snake. The Dossent was so friendly! He gave the history of each animal. Allowed us to hold the baby eastern king snake and the corn snake. We got to pet the alligators. The terrapins were so cute. The one was a super chubbins. After my visit, i told several friends about it, and advised them to take their little ones. A small child with an interest in the ocean and wildlife would love this place. Mom and dad would love the history area. I thought i would be there for 10 mins tops. 2 hours later i left with a big smile. Just wonderful. And was totally free!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Judy H wrote a review Sep 2019
Huntersville, North Carolina35 contributions8 helpful votes
They do accept donations and you will want to support theMaritime Center. The kids loved it. The exhibits are very well done. There is a surprising amount of live sea life to see up close. Interesting historic exhibits of the oyster amd fishing industry in the area. There are docents who are happy to give further information.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Jaime G wrote a review Sep 2019
Pickens, South Carolina19 contributions2 helpful votes
We came here on a rainy Saturday with a 12 and 8 year old. Perfect size center to keep their attention and enough cool stuff also for us adults to look at and signs to read. They had a scavenger hunt for the kids and they got a prize if they found everything. A nice place to stop and learn about the ocean and marsh ecosystems of the area.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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William R wrote a review Jun 2019
Beaufort, South Carolina378 contributions324 helpful votes
Local maritime history and nature displays along with living creatures. If you are there with children or grand children be sure to get the game boards for them.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Hbc8 wrote a review May 2019
Bluffton, South Carolina134 contributions25 helpful votes
A great small museum. So much of interest.... so kid friendly.. The docents are incredibly knowledgeable and make themselves easily available for questions and to speak with the children. The kids did not want to leave. The adults enjoyed it as much as the children. Just watch the signs when driving it's at the base of the bridge and when you are heading toward Beaufort you have to drive under the bridge. Very exciting for the children.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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