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Coastal Discovery Museum: Tours & Tickets

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If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to learn about the history and wildlife of sea islands.
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70 Honey Horn Drive, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
+1 843-689-6767
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great museum and grounds. Very unpretentious. A nice "room for kids" to learn (puppets of sea creatures, live critters, video of animals of the area). My 10 yr. old granddaughter spent a lot of time in the butterfly enclosure watching the cocoons, butterflies and lizards....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the museum at Honey Horn! You can learn about the history of the island here. You can learn about the wildlife and living by the sea. There are trails and a butterfly house. It beautiful at Honey Horn. The museum is free. I go...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank SunFan70
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn about the history of the area, walk the path and see the beauty of the marsh area and the property. Visit the Farmer's Market on Tuesday and look at local art in the gallery.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank eDekker
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Hilton Head many times but have never visited the museum for some inexplicable reason. It's easy to get to, free (donations appreciated), in a beautiful setting with 200 year old live oaks, and very interesting. It has local information on animals and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank travelgil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the exhibits and learned a few new things about the island. The walking tour is easy and had great views. Worth the time to visit and learn about the history of Hilton head

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard very good things about this museum, so we made a visit and took a few of their tours. Excellent!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank knitmom81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Coastal Discovery Museum was a nice treat from the normal vacation fair. It contained a display of mainly historic photographs with narratives on how island life evolved in history from Revolutionary War forward. It shared the Gullah history development and how Hilton Head changed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
3  Thank Curt313
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the 6 grandkids here and they enjoyed the museum and the walk around the grounds. Staff was very kid friendly.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TrailBlazer72846
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Sept. 11. The museum has some interesting information regarding the history and wildlife of the islands. There are beautiful trails to walk that should not be missed. I wish I had taken the Gullah bus tour, so arrive by 10:00 or 2:00 to do...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

We visited the Coastal Discovery Museum while on vacation in Hilton head Island. There are many things to see and do including informative exhibits about the geography and history of Hilton head. In the discovery lab building there are live crabs, fish, turtles, and many...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Elizabeth E
16 September 2019|
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Response from NicoleC532 | Reviewed this property |
It’s free. You can leave a donation. Or pay for specific events they offer. Look at their website to see what events day/times you can book those ahead.
Melinda R
18 July 2019|
Response from Ellen J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can ride your bike. There is a newly constructed path that leads from RT 278 or Jarvis Creek Park right on to the Museum property. Inside the property, there is a paved path almost the entire perimeter. Be sure... More
17 July 2019|
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Response from MariaWu68 | Reviewed this property |
I would at least spend 60-80 minutes for outdoor exploration as well as the museum.