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Coastal Discovery Museum Hilton Head Island

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Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive
Hilton Head Island
SC
29925
Tel: (843) 689-6767

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The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island is a great place to visit any time of the year. With indoor and outdoor exhibits, activity centers in the Sea Island Classroom, the History Time-line Exhibit, and Museum Store on-site, plus 11 different tours and cruises around the island, the Museum is a fantastic way to become familiar with the island's unique history and ecology.
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    We went on May 19, 2014. The ladies who greeted us as we came in were very friendly and helpful, talked to my little girls (ages 3 and 5) so nicely, and got them excited to see their turtle and their kids play room. Going with children as young as mine was a little tricky, because I like to stop and read about histories etc, and... they don't. At all. But they enjoyed seeing the fiddler crabs around the docks, and seeing the butterflies. (There weren't many in there when we went, but there were tons of larvae, so I imagine that place will be filled...Read More

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    You do not see turtles laying eggs on the beach - despite what the woman at reservations tells you. I specifically asked about seeing the turtles on the beach during the walk. The turtles come on the beach after midnight and their presentation starts at 7:30pm.

    My entire family was excited about doing this to see the turtles, which I specifically asked about when making the reservation. The day of, the first thing the presenter says 'you rarely see turtles'. The presentation is nice, but basic. A Museum volunteer saw how upset we were because...Read More

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    Very nice place, gullah culture, camelias were in full bloom and they were beautiful; other things of interest

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    Very informative

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by Jenn Haynes

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We went on May 19, 2014. The ladies who greeted us as we came in were very friendly and helpful, talked to my little girls (ages 3 and 5) so nicely, and got them excited to see their turtle and their kids play room. Going with children as young as mine was a little tricky, because I like to stop and read about histories etc, and... they don't. At all. But they enjoyed seeing the fiddler crabs around the docks, and seeing the butterflies. (There weren't many in there when we went, but there were tons of larvae, so I imagine that place will be filled nicely in a few weeks. We went a bit early in the season for butterflies.) Mostly, we enjoyed walking on the nice trails outside, seeing the lovely spanish moss, and seeing what plants were growing. I enjoyed reading about the different plants, and learned a lot! I wish I had grabbed a scavenger hunt for the kids, as I saw other kids doing it, and seemed to enjoy it! The girls enjoyed talking to the horses also. And most of all... I enjoyed that it was free! And we took some lovely family pictures while we were there!

by Kevin Bolling

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You do not see turtles laying eggs on the beach - despite what the woman at reservations tells you. I specifically asked about seeing the turtles on the beach during the walk. The turtles come on the beach after midnight and their presentation starts at 7:30pm.

My entire family was excited about doing this to see the turtles, which I specifically asked about when making the reservation. The day of, the first thing the presenter says 'you rarely see turtles'. The presentation is nice, but basic. A Museum volunteer saw how upset we were because the misinformation we were given, she also stated other people are told the same thing.

Don't waste your time or money.

I think turtle preservation is a great cause and would have donated to them. But the Turtle Walk program is a scam.

On other sites, the Museum has posted reviews after mine stating how great the program is and that I misunderstood "walking on the beach to see turtles laying their eggs" as "seeing a nest". I didn't. I specifically asked questions about the turtles laying their eggs on the beach and seeing them do that.

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