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Coastal Discovery Museum

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Opens in 26 min: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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70 Honey Horn Drive, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
+1 843-689-6767
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a gem! We decided to walk all the trails and explore. Beautifully cared for grounds and lots of wildlife to see!

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Makenzie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully maintained museum and mile-long nature trail with deck walks over the mud flats. The flowering plants, huge live oaks, and birds of many varieties are a treasure to remember.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Mike E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the Coastal Museum. I think it's a fine place if you need an extra hour or two with nothing to do. The gift shop is nice as well as the butterfly enclosure. However, it is not a 'must see'...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Coastal Discovery Museum was a perfect way to spend an "ok weather" afternoon on Hilton Head. The staff was very friendly and the options for kids were gerat. We thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour and the kids based scavenger hunt. The Discovery lab was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Kgchemist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well done mostly outdoor museum that explains the area and the environment. Loved the nature trail and gardens. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Suzannf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing museum but more impressive grounds!! A must do in Hilton Head. Also, the classes are amazing!!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Coastal Discovery Museum, and today is a sunny and warm day. Lots of folks, families, and school children visit this educational museum. Today two bus loads of local fourth graders were visiting, and Coastal Discovery Museum sent out an SOS to local volunteers....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited to tour museum and to take Gullah Tour, which was great!! Self-guided tours of the outdoors area. Other visits with grandkids have included animal visits.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum. Knew it would likely be a winner as soon as we realized they were associated with the Smithsonian! Very information, lovely gift shop and nice grounds to explore. The Farmer's Market really wasn't worth the stop - that's what brought us but the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MaggieBtravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see while in H.H. and it is free. I lost a ring here and they went overboard to help me find it ( not found) but I appreciated this very much.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Dana D
June 16, 2018|
Response from ReynoldsWife | Reviewed this property |
The self tour is free. There are many gravel areas but there was a visitor in a wheelchair going through those same areas when we visited. However, I don’t know the “official” answer.
January 2, 2018|
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Response from S3101QJpaulas | Reviewed this property |
Neither. We just walked around the grounds.
June 27, 2016|
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Response from JJMTBD | Reviewed this property |
Most of the site is outdoors. The main museum is indoors but several of the exhibits are outdoors.