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North Carolina Estuarium

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North Carolina Estuarium
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223 E Water St, Washington, NC 27889-5048
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family held a private event at this location. The representatives for the location were extremely helpful. The space was great with approximately 8 round tables. A kitchen was also available. Had space to setup a photo backdrop. Great parking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RosettaTamer
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Recently I took a fall river roving trip. The boat this time did not have the top up so some of the seats were wet and the top down created a bad site line as we couldn't see the views to the front just the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful view into the local ecosystem. The lobby sculpture is cool. The video is not to be missed. The alligator is very aggressive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rogersober
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The estuary is the highlight of the Washington waterfront, and the turtles - especially the snapping turtles - are the starts. If you can, visit when the sun comes out following rainfall. The Lilly pads collect water and then irridescently reflect the sunlight.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AgentSmithDC
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We had seen the estuarium mentioned in a magazine and wanted to visit it. A great break from the heat outside, they have a large piece of art in the lobby, constructed of locally excavated materials. They have a brief movie (about 10 - 15...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ray O
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Nice little bit of knowledge. We had a 7yr old with us, and was given a scavenger hunt list to LEARN as you go thru the museum and she LOVED it. Cheaper form of entertainment.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Frederick B
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

For an enjoyable and relaxing couple of hours touring the harbor at "Little" Washington, NC, you can't go wrong by spending time at the Estuarium, especially the River Roving tour! The history of this legendary little port city on the Pamlico/Tar rivers goes back centuries...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank dougparsons
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting place to visit it offers a variety of educational topics where you can learn about the estuary and nursery grounds for marine life. You will also find how all things are tied together and why you should take care of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 159royce
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Located on the waterfront, this is an excellent museum designed to inform visitors of the local water estuary system complete with interactive displays. While the displays were directed mostly to youngsters, they were still very informative for adults. And it is worth the entrance fee...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mjmchome
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Visited with my then 3 year old daughter, the exhibits were small but educational and the building wasn't overwhelming for her age. Staff were excellent and friendly. We were even notified of an activity by staff moments before it began so that we could participate....More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Jessica B
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