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Coastal Discovery Museum

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Address: 70 Honey Horn Drive, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Phone Number: 843-689-6767
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to learn...

If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to learn about the history and wildlife of sea islands.

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New location with outstanding facilities

Had heard about this museum from friends, but not being museum going folks typically we put off the visit. Mistake. This is a great place to visit and walk around. New... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had heard about this museum from friends, but not being museum going folks typically we put off the visit. Mistake. This is a great place to visit and walk around. New buildings, lots of paths and walkways, lots of things for all ages. One the real gems on HHI.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum has changing displays and live presentations of wild life; there's an interesting butterfly enclosure that you can enter and see butterflies in various stages of development.

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1 Thank Bryce E
Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was so impressed with this small museum which is so accessible and everyone around the museum is glad to add to the narrative. This is also where you board the bus for the authentic Gullah tour...a must see.

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The admission is free so I did like that part. But, the discovery house was not the best- a lot of history & nature type information on the walls that you read (Kids didn't like that). The kids zone area was a bit boring. It had a turtle & a horseshoe crab in a tank, and several books, that's it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Museum chronicles history of HIlton Head.m love their historical perspective -beginnings of HHI- including Gullah Culture, and the Civil War. In addition they are oriented to the flota and fauna of the island. Right now protecting sea turtles on the beach. Any one who visits HHI should visit the museum that has recently developed an affiliation with the Smithsonian. This... More 

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

History of HHI and area, wildlife exhibits and walks through the Honey Horn Plantation show an explain what life was like many years ago. Interesting and informative for the whole family.

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No, really - it was fun. Honey Horn is a great area with wide open spaces and it was appealing because you see how things used to be before AC, TV, and wifi. A great trip for a cloudy or cooler day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is about 3 rooms of information and a small discovery room for children. Gift shop is about as big as the actual museum! Was surprised there was no admission charge, until I realized how small it was. The outside grounds are lovely, with a butterfly house!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a native of the low country form before Hilton Head was developed I found the extremely informative and well worth the visit. From oyster ing to butterflies to various types of vegetation much can be learned here. Also attended the live snake show which was really great.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I got a late start and were not able to walk the whole outdoor area, but we thoroughly enjoyed what we saw. I loved the Butterfly house and we were interested to learn about the Heath Hen and Carolina Parakeet that use to live in the southeast but are now extinct. The bookstore had some of my... More 

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