Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head

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Take tours of marshlands, beaches, and waterways, and learn about the natural history of the area at Coastal Discovery Museum. Wander through trails and gardens with tall oaks, a carnivorous plant exhibit, and a butterfly enclosure. Take one of the many tours, such as the lowland critter encounter, where you can hold a live alligator and pet snakes and turtles. Other tours include river expeditions, a dolphin cruise, kayaking tours, a beach turtle walk, and several other options. The museum and gift shop feature snacks as well as souvenirs--or pack your own lunch and picnic on the grounds. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Coastal Discovery Museum by using our Hilton Head online route planner.
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  • The museum is well kept and very informative. The clerk is kind and helpful. Different areas from history, to wildlife and insects.  more »
  • We had a great time doing the Blue Crab experience. We learned so much about the marsh inhabitants and the ecosystem of Hilton Head. A great facility and tour guides. Also loved the grounds! The.....  more »
  • Wonderful place. Family run, quality family experience. Beautiful facility and grounds. From the museum to the discovery room for the kids to the critter meet and greet (you and the kids can even hold a live alligator!) And more, this is a great activity on the island. Highly recommend for all ages.
  • We went to the Coastal Discovery Museum, for a trip with our special needs teens. This site is wheelchair accessible and has rest spots, even though the walks aren't long, but to give you a chance to enjoy nature. Leading into each site/exhibit there were information charts, to inform you on what was your next place of interest is.. The open butterfly exhibit is amazing; to see them flying around while you're walking in their habitat. The history artifacts on the inside are great eye openers to our past and ancestors. The staff were great and informative, they didn't mind sharing the information they knew. Wonderful experience, would love to go again, with my own children.

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