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St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

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Address: 420 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Phone Number: 772-462-3474
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Description: Our focus is on displaying ecosystems as complex communities of organisms...
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.
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It is very rare to actually see what the local ecosystem here looks like up close and in person. Although this is a small exhibit, the admission is small and goes for a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Sebastian, Florida
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Its a cool little place for kids and adults . Educational and the have a touch tank thats fun. Not a big place but well kept and staff is educated.

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Sebastian, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It is very rare to actually see what the local ecosystem here looks like up close and in person. Although this is a small exhibit, the admission is small and goes for a good cause. I enjoyed matching the sea life in the aquarium to the pictures and information in front of the tank. Loved the seahorses too. The volunteers... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

the staff at this museum were amazing - friendly and very knowledgeable. it really makes you keep an eye on the waters when you are upon them!

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I enjoy coming here with my young grandchildren--you can touch different types of starfish, crabs, etc. The children also have a craft room where they can make sea crafts to take home. We also watched the caretakers feed the fish. The staff is friendly and love to talk about their work. There is a gift store you can purchase gifts... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A great place for the kids to see the local shoreline environment. The feeding of the fish was quite something as well. Hands on stuff and interactive exhibits. The young interns were quite enthusiastic and well informed.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very good assortment of fish to view. The aquarium also offers demonstrations on feeding and caring for the fish, and offers touch tanks such as shrimp that will clean the impurities from under your fingernails! Great way to escape the heat or rain.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Worth the visit for the price. The staff is very informative, the aquariums are interesting and this was a nice break from the sun and the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

What a fun place to see cool ecosystems! My children had a blast and learned a lot! Friendly staff and clean facility.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Despite the size, this place is packed with a good variety of activities and exhibits, many that are hands on. There are people available to explain and teach. Great for kids and adults. VEry reasonable at $4 each. Small gift shop area. Located in a park that has covered picnic tables, a playground area, and beautiful water views. Also, right... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stopped in here for a quick visit. It was about $16 for the four of us. They have one large aquarium and several displays. The touch tables was especially interesting -- ask to see the Sea Hare! It was a small museum -- easy to see it in an hour or so.

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Address: 420 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Phone Number: 772-462-3474
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Pierce

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