We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Coastal Carolina

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Save
Share
Review Highlights
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 27 August 2018
Lakegrlva
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 7 August 2018
Dennis S
,
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Read all 148 reviews
50
All photos (50)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“touch tank”(46 reviews)
“scavenger hunt”(10 reviews)
“rainy day”(13 reviews)
About
The interesting exhibits, dioramas and interactive displays of this museum depicts the natural history of coastal North and South Carolina.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
21 E Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7615
Website
+1 910-579-1016
Call
Reviews (148)
Filter reviews
148 results
Traveler rating
84
51
11
1
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
84
51
11
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews touch tank scavenger hunt rainy day sea creatures horseshoe crabs star fish great exhibits nice gift shop couple blocks same week interesting place puffer fish under age different aspects worth a trip natural history all ages
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 148 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 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

Thank Lakegrlva
Reviewed 7 August 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

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 4 August 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.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 3 August 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

Thank edgcomb12
Reviewed 29 July 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

Thank marykarz
Reviewed 20 July 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

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 19 July 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.

Thank Scott B
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 MARYG5330
Reviewed 4 April 2018

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

Thank Edward H
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

2  Thank brittnayy93
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Ocean Isle Inn
835 reviews
.54 km away
Islander Inn
571 reviews
.66 km away
The Winds Resort Beach Club
758 reviews
2.29 km away
Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center
225 reviews
8.20 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 45 nearby restaurants
Sunset Slush of Ocean Isle Beach - Classic Italian Ice
313 reviews
.25 km away
Causeway Gourmet
458 reviews
1.38 km away
Drift
139 reviews
.06 km away
Sharky's
721 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 31 nearby attractions
The Breakers Arcade
14 reviews
.10 km away
River Country Mini Golf
22 reviews
.19 km away
Carolina School of Surf
127 reviews
.22 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museum of Coastal Carolina staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines