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“Great for kids and educational”

Coastal Discovery Museum
Ranked #5 of 115 things to do in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to learn about the history and wildlife of sea islands.
Reviewed 25 August 2014

So just because you're on Hilton head doesn't mean you can't learn something about the history of the island or the native plants and animals. Nice place to visit to learn about the local environment.

Thank Jimha123
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

I have had the most amazing summer working with the Critters of the Low-Country and our wonderful residents and guests here on Hilton Head Island. We have had so many life changing experiences in our first year. Where do I begin ?? The support from our "locals" has been overwhelming and we hope to make it permanent one day soon. Hopefully you all have had as much fun with us as we have had with you. We will be staying with the Coastal Discovery Museum through November on Thursday and Saturday from 11 till 2. Please come see us!

1  Thank DanaMaffo
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Very hot, so we didn't see all of the outdoor exhibits and gardens. The boardwalks are neat, and at low tide we were able to see oysters and crabs in the mud, as well as some fish in the water and lots of birds. The butterfly exhibit was really neat. On a day that was not so hot, or full of mosquitos, it would have been a nice place to walk around

Thank Maria B
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Just off the island causeway on 278, this is where the locals go to learn about our coastal ecosystem! Quiet and uncrowded, you can experience an excellent indigenous butterfly enclosure...geechee/gullah art and culture...incredible colonial reenactors describing indigo and the Pinckneys in the 1700s...and beautiful woodland/marsh trails. If you have time...you will not regret going. We take our local schoolchildren there to learn about their region...and...it's totally free!

2  Thank freekick
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

If you're family desires a change from the beach, this museum is small, but informative. Mainly pictures on display, so probably not much of interest to young children. A small children's area with a few neat things for children including a tank of 2 year old horseshoe crabs which are about 4-5" long. Outside areas include a salt water march area with sign to identify birds and bird calls, a very small cemetery (2 headstones), a barn from the 1950-60s, and a Camilla garden which bloom in spring, fall and winter. There was also a heritage garden, and grape vines. The best thing is that it is free! If your kids need to run around, there is plenty of space and a pavilion for picnics.

1  Thank V J
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