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North Carolina Estuarium

223 E Water St, Washington, NC 27889-5048
+1 252-948-0000
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Interesting spot with not a lot of info

We have been a few times and are always surprised at how they won't let you take any pictures... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ayden, North Carolina
via mobile
Educational visit

Most impressive thing was the blue heron right outside in the small pond outside. Volunteer who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Weaverville, North Carolina
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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“boat tour” (6 reviews)
“the river” (19 reviews)
“fresh water” (5 reviews)
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223 E Water St, Washington, NC 27889-5048
+1 252-948-0000
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This was an interesting morning, learning about the estuary system, and the types of wildlife, marine life, and plants that live in the meetings of fresh water and saltwater. The video was a bit dated with some scratchy places. The kids enjoyed the hands on...More

Thank 62barb53
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Everything was interesting - especially the sculpture in the lobby - fascinating piece and what a fun explanation of it. The exhibits inside were both interesting and educational...with great facts about many of the pieces and some fun interactive pieces as well.

Thank trvlon
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Tells a history of the estuary and the changes over time. Jon was our guide and greeted us with extensive knowledge Of the artist display in the atrium and the ecology of the river. There is a 20 minute nature film . The display inside...More

Thank peteb301
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I was expecting much more than they offered. Some of the exhibits just felt old to me. The best part in my opinion was the room size interactive sculpture in the lobby. However, what they did offer was interesting. An Estuary forms where rivers meet...More

1  Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have lived in North Carolina for almost thirty years now and have spent all of my time in the Piedmont and the eastern part of the state. I still have lots to learn about the Inner banks, because I always end up at the...More

1  Thank Vaughn G
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went on the River Roving boat tour first. We learned about the fish, wildlife, the estuary and the town of Washington. The inside is very interesting and no one rushes you through. You learn a lot.

1  Thank don2017
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