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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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Great little museum

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

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Edward H
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Roanoke Rapids
Great place to visit

We went here on a whim, with noting else to do on a chilly afternoon and we were not disappointed... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
brittnayy93
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The interesting exhibits, dioramas and interactive displays of this museum depicts the natural history of coastal North and South Carolina.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“touch tank” (45 reviews)
“scavenger hunt” (10 reviews)
“rainy day” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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21 E Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7615
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+1 910-579-1016
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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 27 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

Thank brittnayy93
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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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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Nice museum. They have a touch tank, information the area wildlife as well as historical artifacts. As a disabled veteran entry was free. I just had to show my VA card marked as "Service Connected"

Thank John G
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

My grandsons, 8&2 loved the Coastal Museum with interactive exits on tides, facts to match with ocean creatures, and feeding at touch tank star fish. Elf on the shelf was there too! Fun/Interesting/do over/savenger hunt/ fish tanks.

Thank christineZ9640MS
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Our family including a toddler enjoyed the museum. It has a nice area for kids to play and learn about the ocean. The exhibits were varied and interesting, worth a look..

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Our family of 4 visited here September 30, 2017. (10 years old & 2 year old) There was something to interest everyone. They had a display explaining the tides at the beach. They had a few exhibits on sharks and different kinds of fish. They...More

Thank Amber C
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a relatively small but eclectic assemblage of artifacts and natural history related to coastal Carolina. If you are visiting any of the South Brunswick islands, it is a good way to spend a rainy afternoon. We were on OKI, not OIB, but it...More

Thank arthur0215
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This museum was better than expected for a local small area. Very interesting exhibits and I especially like the live water tank where kids as well as adults can learn about the local sea creatures you can even hold a sea urchin.

Thank Momsully7
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We enjoyed this place in that it told of the ocean currents, sea and shore animals and some history and heritage of living near the local coast. However, it had fairly limited exhibits and was overpriced for what you saw ($9.50 per adult). One room...More

Thank World_Traveller914
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