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St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

420 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
772-462-3474
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in Fort Pierce
Type: Aquariums
Owner description: Our focus is on displaying ecosystems as complex communities of organisms interacting in their environment. At the Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, visitors... more » Owner description: Our focus is on displaying ecosystems as complex communities of organisms interacting in their environment. At the Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, visitors can explore six different Florida marine habitats and learn about the complexity and importance of marine ecosystems. The largest aquarium is a model of a Caribbean coral reef. Other displays include living models of seagrass, mangrove, estuarine and nearshore habitats, as well as a deepwater Oculina coral reef. There are several smaller aquarium displays and a touch tank where you can meet some of our local sea creatures. Feeding Frenzy tours daily at 10:30am and Snack Time tours daily at 2:30pm. Behind-the-Scenes tour Saturday at 2:00pm. « less
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The aquarium isn't big , if you expect large tanks, this is not the place. However the staff is very friendly and the exhibits are very educational about our local eco system, something we should all be aware of. The touch tank is fun for all ages, get a shrimp manicure, touch a sea cucumber, horseshoe crab or urchin.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Adults and children alike will enjoy this reasonably priced local aquarium. Each group of 5-10 people (depending on attendance) gets their own well-informed guide and the learning and visual experience is very good and worth the visit.

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Stuart, FL
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Once I told my grand daughters about the shrimp that clean your fingers in the Please Touch tank, they were ready to go. This small aquarium, jam packed with our local sea creatures, is just great. We enjoyed the saltwater tanks magnified barnacles, baby octopus, moon jelly fish, starfish, lionfish! and much much, more. This Aquarium entertained our teenagers and... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We started our morning at the Ft Pierce green market then proceeded to lunch at the 2nd Street Bistro restaurant before deciding to check out the Aquarium and Historical Center. What a wonderful little Aquarium! The gentleman at the front desk was very informative. The exhibits are wonderful and all the animals healthy and the tanks well taken care of.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The aquarium may look unassuming at first, but a closer look reveals there is much to see and to do. We have learned a lot about sea life in this area. The staff is very friendly and informaive - thank you Sonia and Adrianna for sharing your knowledge with us.

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Tampa, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

They have a 10 am feeding which offered a guide that explain the different species of fish and plant life and answered any questions. The aquarium has six aquarium displays and touch tank.Price was $4 for an adult and $3 Children ages(4-17)

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Riverview, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a small museum, but in conjunction with the nearby St. Lucie County Regional History Center, you can spend several pleasant hours. The 2 museums are only A 3minute walk from each other and a combo ticket for the 2 museums is only $5. The highlights of this museum are a touch tank, a mangrove ecosystem, and several reef... More

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Alameda, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

As a Monterey Bay Aquarium visitor , I can say that I was surprised and delighted that the St. Lucie Aquarium exists ! So important for the children to get the teaching of marine life , that I had to bring my nephews and nieces here to get the sting of discovery in there blood .

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Being a Florida resident most of my life and have been to multiple aquariums (or the like), I found this aquarium very small. And being so small, they could only offer a small amount of things to see. There was staff member there giving a very thorough talk about what was in each display. So the staff are certainly knowledgeable.... More

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

One of the coolest things about St. Lucie County is the amazing variety of wildlife that are native to this part of Florida. The aquarium is NOT very big, but almost everything in the aquarium is from local waters. The staff members are super friendly, and the displays (including a great touch-tank) are interesting and educational. They have little things... More

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