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Museum of Coastal Carolina

Opens in 20 min: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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So much to see!

It's a great museum and has so much information. We went in to beat the heat and it was a great... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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 August 6, 2018
Dennis S
Ocean Isle Beach, 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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
21 E Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7615
+1 910-579-1016
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

It's a great museum and has so much information. We went in to beat the heat and it was a great way to pass the time. I really enjoyed that it focused on both science and social studies topics, as well as had wonderful hands...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dennis S
Reviewed August 4, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed August 2, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank edgcomb12
Reviewed July 28, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marykarz
Reviewed July 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lisa H
Reviewed July 19, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Scott B
Reviewed June 25, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MARYG5330
Reviewed April 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Edward H
Reviewed March 27, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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