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Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

718 Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
941 765 8101
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Type: Science Museums, Educational Sites, Specialty Museums
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing little place! The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. Our kids got to learn about local sea life and touch and hold some species! Not big, takes about an hour but on a drizzly day it was perfect. Suggested donation to enter is $5 adults $3 students, but it's worth so much more!

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Evansville, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We rode our bikes to this great little science center. When we got they, i was closed because they were conducting a summer camp. The gentleman in charge saw the disappointment on our faces, so he allowed us to come in for a few minutes. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The camp students joined in on telling us about... More

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WI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The volunteers are very passionate about the place. It is not big, but has great information. Has some hands on things for kids and it is a donation to go in. You can spend as much or as little time as you want in there. Something to check out if you are in the area or if it is raining.

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Caledonia, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Went there on a rainy day. It's hard to find, located directly under the bridge on the San Carlos side, it was very informative. Run pretty much by volunteers,with only a suggested donation to go through it. We learned so much about marine life of the area. Some of the weird things we saw washed up on the beach were... More

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tipup11
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

When we arrived and saw the building I thought about turning around, but the kids really wanted to see it. We enjoyed a pleasant surprise once inside. The tour guide was friendly and very informative. You could feel her passion about her work and local wildlife. She engaged the kids, had creatures for them to hold and was very patient.... More

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windsor, on
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Wondered onto this little gem on one of the two days that we rented a car. This little building is located on the Fort Myers Beach side of the bridge, by the Dixie shrimp company, With a live touch tank and this little woman so full of knowledge, I hated to leave but a large group came in that she... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Ostego Bay Marine Science Center is a gem at the entrance of Estero Island just before the bridge to Fort Myers Beach. The volunteers and staff are very knowledgeable and the exhibits are great especially for children as they are interactive. I would recommend a visit to Ostego Bay which goes a long way in helping you understand what you... More

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Tampa, Florida
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25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a very interesting interpretive center that provides a huge amount of information about Estero Bay and the surrounding area. Well worth the time and the staff is very helpful and will answer answer any of your questions.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

While this is a small spot it is loaded with interesting facts about marine life in the gulf specifically near the Ft Myers area. All the volunteers and manager are well versed in information. Specifically great for kids as a touch tank has lots of sea life for viewing and touching.

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Fishers, Indiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

How fun! A short visit with a very knowledgeable guide, our four year old was able to touch everything! We were looking for a fun, inexpensive place to do something other than the beach while on vacation in Fort Myers. I highly recommend for anyone looking for something different, but not too big.

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