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“Informative and fun!”

Coastal Discovery Museum
Ranked #4 of 117 things to do in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Informative and fun!”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

We visited the museum and the walking trail when it was low tide. We found it very interesting watching the little fiddler crabs in the mud of the salt marsh. We were fortunate to have a marine biologist there who told us what to watch for and explained how the little mud balls were pushed out while the crabs were tunnelling. The movie and display on Mitchellville were very interesting and made us plan to return for a Gullah tour. There are several other programs on the agenda that we hope to attend. The women in the information center were very welcoming and informative. Thank you.

Visited March 2014
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent whale lecture”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

We attended a lecture about South Carolina whales that we really enjoyed. It was so popular that they needed a 2nd session. Very informative presentation by interesting professionals. One of several lectures that the Museum put on during our stay. Support the Museum!! It is a great asset to the Hilton Head Island Community.

Visited January 2014
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Potsdam, New York
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260 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“A gem for newcomers to the area”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

My wife and I had the chance to see a few aspects of the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island during a visit to the area we made in March 2014. We experienced the Museum as a very interesting place to go on a rainy day because of the engaging exhibits in the “Discovery House”. We found it to be the point of departure for the Gullah Heritage Tour, which we attended. We found it hosted a very interesting, engaging guided tour of an adjoining salt marsh on a sunny morning – one of many different activities hosted by the Museum, depending on the season. We also discovered that the grounds of the Museum are as enjoyable to experience as the exhibits in the Museum itself. It is well done, a great place for newcomers to the area, and even natives would find it worth spending a few hours at least a couple times per year.

Visited March 2014
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BELLPORT
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good place”
Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Even on a rainy day, we learned a lot about an area we love to visit. Go see it! The history of Hilton Head is important, to know the history of where you are golfing, staying, beaching and visiting. A very welcoming staff that answers all your questions.

Visited March 2014
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Hedgesville, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Leaning experience”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Enjoyed reading about history of Island, plus loved walking the grounds and enjoying the gorgeous flowers and learning about types of tress on the Island.

Visited October 2013
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