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St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

Address: 420 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Phone Number: 772-462-3474
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Fort Pierce
Owner description: Our focus is on displaying ecosystems as complex communities of organisms interacting in their...
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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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is not worth going out of your way but if you happen to be at the place, do stop in. It has a touch tank and lots of good info

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful huge tank full of live coral and fish as you enter the building. Could've stared at it forever! Lots of smaller tanks throughout from salt water to fresh water. Even had a small touch tank that we enjoyed most of all. Spent about an hour but for the price of only $4 per person it was well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Visited during feeding time so a guide explained the significance of each tank as the fish were fed. For under $5 it was a real treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

They have some very unique species here that I have never seen. We saw a baby boxfish and a dwarf seahorse. The educators were excellent and made the exhibits even more interesting. Cool touch tank too!

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Whitehorse, Yukon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a small, but very "user friendly" aquarium. There were not many people there so we had lots of time to view the exhibits read the information and take our time. It was very informative and had a variety of teaching models. The staff were informative and helpful. I would highly recommend bringing children here, as the exhibits are... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great family spot, simple exhibits, great location, beach, inlet, small, wish it were larger. Great place to escape the sun for awhile.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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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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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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