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North Carolina Estuarium

223 E Water St, Washington, NC 27889-5048
+1 252-948-0000
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Fun Place a For Events!

What a great place to visit for the whole family. I've been to several events and enjoyed them and... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2015
Joan M
Washington, North Carolina
via mobile
Quite Interesting

The NC Estuarium was quite an experience. As one who loves this kind of things I found this... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2014
North Carolina
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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“Educational visit”
3 weeks ago
“4th visit for our family”
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223 E Water St, Washington, NC 27889-5048
+1 252-948-0000
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Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

What a great place to visit for the whole family. I've been to several events and enjoyed them and the view of the waterfront sunset is breath taking! They have a cool gift shop full of art, pottery, kid orient gifts and many more things....More

1  Thank Joan M
Reviewed 24 November 2014

The NC Estuarium was quite an experience. As one who loves this kind of things I found this attraction to be quite interesting. There was a story telling event being held by local story tellers, which I found quite interesting. The boardwalk out behind the...More

1  Thank trvlguy39
Reviewed 19 October 2014

As you go in someone built NC out of driftwood. This is what person said that worked there. Cant see how this could even interest any age. My age is mid 50's. Just wasnt worth the 5.00 it cost to go in the door. Would...More

3  Thank northofraleigh111
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I brought my husband on a surprise visit to Washington, NC--his ancestors are from there--and the first thing we did was to go on a free river roving trip with a fantastic interpreter, Mark Smith, and 7 other guests. We learned a lot and had...More

1  Thank Eileen F
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The local artwork and educational displays in the back rooms were very informative and unique. The movie was a peaceful collection of videos of the estuary, but the rest of the exhibit is probably better suited for families and children, than the movie.

Thank JLB P
Reviewed 30 June 2014

From the introduction of the unique sculpture in the lobby which represents North Carolina and a drop of water in its trip through a full cycle from sea to cloud to raindrop. A very good short film entertains and educates about the estuary area. The...More

Thank Jackson B
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Visited while in town. Small but very informative museum. Learn the importance of the estuary to wildlife. Knowledgeable and friendly volunteers. They have boat rides on the river at certain times of the year starting in May or just walk down the waterfront on the...More

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The cost was $5 which included a pontoon boat trip on the Pamlico and Tar Rivers. The whole experience was very educational. How the area developed, what kind of wildlife and fisheries are in the area, and some history about the town of Washington, NC....More

1  Thank Bill S
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Learn something and enjoy the wonderful displays. The staff is wonderful and if you get a chance come take the River Roving tour May-October.

2  Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 7 November 2013

As stated in many of the previous reviews, the staff is knowledgable, helpful, and glad to share information about area waterways. The Estuarium has a $5 adult entrance fee, scenic introduction movie, great artwork in lobby (be sure to ask for its story), interesting exhibits,...More

4  Thank goneagain2
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