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Museum of Coastal Carolina

21 E Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7615
+1 910-579-1016
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Small but interesting especially for little children

We went to this museum one day when my daughter's family was visiting. She has a 4 year old and a 1... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dennis S
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Fun Day

My family spent a couple hours here. My wife and kids really enjoyed it. The are that makes you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian S
,
Salisbury, North Carolina
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The interesting exhibits, dioramas and interactive displays of this museum depicts the natural history of coastal North and South Carolina.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“touch tank” (46 reviews)
“scavenger hunt” (10 reviews)
“rainy day” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
21 E Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7615
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+1 910-579-1016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this museum one day when my daughter's family was visiting. She has a 4 year old and a 1 1/2 year old. It was a good way to spend an hour or so to get out of the heat or rain whichever...More

Thank Dennis S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family spent a couple hours here. My wife and kids really enjoyed it. The are that makes you seem to be under water was their favorite.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Ingraham Planetarium during on our trip to the Sunset Beach area and found that we got a discount to the Museum after visiting the Planetarium (& vice versa). At the museum, they have a scavenger hunt for children where they will get...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum. It will probably take you 45 minutes to an hour to see everything. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Entrance fee is a little high. There are stairs which lead to a room where a shark power point is shown, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for all ages. So much to see and learn. From the amazingly life like habitat scenes to the touch pool to the Native American artifacts, there is something for everyone. Make sure to plan at least 90 minutes to 2 hours here. You won't...More

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought it was very interesting. The rain chased us off of the beach and we ended up here. Interesting displays and a good place to take kids.

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We have been to this little museum several times and enjoy something new with each visit. The employees are mostly what I assume to be retired and just enjoy spending time with the visitors and answering our questions. When we were there a couple weeks...More

Thank MARY G
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Attractive, informative, small museum that educates, entertains, and does not wear you out. Nice iinteractive displays.

Thank Edward H
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We went here on a whim, with noting else to do on a chilly afternoon and we were not disappointed one bit. The staff were friendly, the exhibits were informational and self explanatory. They offer the chance to do a scavenger hunt, DO IT! It...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Fantastic opportunity to experience the natural history of the Carolina Coast. Exhibits are family friendly, self-explanatory, and very educational.

Thank ecovsenik
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