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Coastal Conservation Center for our Future......

I recently visited Wrightsville Beach for work and stopped by the Stanback Coastal Education Center... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Wilmington, North Carolina
Touch Tank Tuesday

Every Tuesday from 10 to 1 they hold a child friendly, hands on time for children to learn about... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Master C
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11 Oct 2017
“Coastal Conservation Center for our Future......”
30 Jun 2017
“Touch Tank Tuesday ”
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309 Salisbury St W, Wrightsville Beach Historic Square, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1819
+1 910-509-2838
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I recently visited Wrightsville Beach for work and stopped by the Stanback Coastal Education Center to tour it myself. Upon arrival I was greeted by McKenzie, an intern who answered my questions and then introduced me to Jessica and Mark who both work at the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank pparrothead
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Every Tuesday from 10 to 1 they hold a child friendly, hands on time for children to learn about the ecosystem of the beach. Both of my grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the time there.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Master C
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Free, fun, educational! We learned so much about crabs and got to hold sea creatures! Staff were friendly and informative!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Amy H
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We took our grandson here and it was a quick look at some sea life. Parking is free and easy so it's a good place to stop on the way to the beach. Just don't expect a whole lot.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We stopped by on our trip to Wrightsville Beach. Staff was super friendly and showed us around. The work they are doing is interesting. However, it is not much to see as a solo family. Looks like it would be an awesome field trip though.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank winkieunc
Reviewed 22 January 2015

The Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center opened last May (2014). The center is in the historic 1948 Palmgren-O’Quinn cottage which was donated to the N.C. Coastal Federation. They moved the cottage, by barge, to the town’s historic square; and renovated it to include...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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