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North Carolina Estuarium

223 E Water St, Washington, NC 27889-5048
+1 252-948-0000
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Environmental info about our waterwau

Great opportunity to visit an environmental review of the Beaufort County area Waterway system... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phil A
Washington, NC
via mobile
Great Rainy Day Activity

Lots of good information, as you walk through the estuarium and the staff was friendly and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ahoskie, North Carolina
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223 E Water St, Washington, NC 27889-5048
+1 252-948-0000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of good information, as you walk through the estuarium and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. However, some of the displays could use some attention and repair and the tanks that were not touch tanks should be covered. Also, the movie at the beginning...More

Thank Terry428
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place and wonderful and knowledgeable staff. We did the scavenger hunt which they loved! It was our first visit to the coast and we learned a lot. The exhibits were interactive and kept the kids attention (big kids too lol)

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The North Carolina Estuarium offers a donation based River Roving at various times in the year. We went on a Saturday morning for the 10:30 trip. It was both a relaxing and informative trip. The excursion lasted about an hour and you will go on...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Nice stop while walking the waterfront in Washington. We enjoyed learning about our NC estuary system. Admission is only $5.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Although The Estuarium is not exciting it is very interesting. It contains examples of local plants and water life. They also have a movie you can pay to watch to learn more. A great place to take children.

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We have been a few times and are always surprised at how they won't let you take any pictures inside. 2 or 3 of the displays were in some sort of disrepair. The art rain display in the front, they were more concerned with the...More

Thank S F
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Most impressive thing was the blue heron right outside in the small pond outside. Volunteer who gave an explanation of the weather and estuaries was fun and knowledgeable. Video wasn't as educational as I thought it might be.

Thank Torchboy
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

It isn't large, but a fun little family activity. The sculpture in the foyer is quite amazing. Also recommended the river tour (a separate fee and not for small children)

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 26 May 2017

A fellow RVer told us about the free river cruise offered by the Estuarium in Washington. So we made a reservation; they cruise twice daily. What we liked: 1. The price, obviously. 2. It's run by volunteers and everyone seems happy to be there and...More

Thank Ginny000
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