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North Carolina Estuarium

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A good place to visit

We had seen the estuarium mentioned in a magazine and wanted to visit it. A great break from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray O
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A learning experience....

Nice little bit of knowledge. We had a 7yr old with us, and was given a scavenger hunt list to... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Frederick B
Greenville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Ray O
Reviewed 19 July 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.

1  Thank Frederick B
Reviewed 6 July 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

1  Thank Doug P
Reviewed 28 June 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

Thank 159royce
Reviewed 26 February 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

Thank mjmchome
Reviewed 11 January 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

1  Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I never knew there was such a thing as an estuarium. I'm glad we went, and also glad the admission was reasonable ($5 each). It's a small place that won't take up your whole day or even half of it, and worth a visit if...More

1  Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Great exhibits highlighting Eastern Carolina's estuaries, including their animal life and artifacts of the people who have lived here. The River Roving boat trips are an excellent introduction to the local Pamlico/Tar River waterways.

Thank David W
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

A couple greeted us and took our admission fee ($5 each). We arrived on a Tuesday, but on Wednesday- Saturday (I think) that same entrance fee includes a pontoon boat ride. We asked if we could book one for Wednesday as part of today's admission...More

Thank GrammieSammie
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great opportunity to visit an environmental review of the Beaufort County area Waterway system. Well-designed, well-developed and of great interest. If the timing is right you can also take a free pontoon boat ride around the area through the estuarium.

Thank Phil A
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