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Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Address: 5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946
Phone Number: 772.465.2400
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Ranked #2 of 4 Landmarks in Fort Pierce
Type: Colleges & universities, Science museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Colleges & universities, Science museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours

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Silver Lake
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Excellent exhibits and lectures. Has a teaching exhibit about aquaculture. They have a huge collection of shells. Interesting self directed teaching videos about weather and earthquakes.

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Stony Brook, New York
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Came here with my husband and friends, and we had a great time at the visitor's center. The oceanographic center and the work that they do is internationally recognized, and informative. I always bring visitors here, as it has alot to offer. Really worth the visit if you come to this area!

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Midlothian, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A small visitors center, but very educational. Worth spending about an hour - especially on a rainy day. Staff was very friendly.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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505 reviews 505 reviews
233 attraction reviews
434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

There's a visitor's center. The museum and gift shop are worth checking out. There is a video that explains the Institute's mission and programs. Most of the facilities, including the campus, are not open to the general public. My wife and I have attended lectures here. They are held throughout part of the year and are open to the general... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Family of 10 (6 adults & 4 children ages 3, 8, 10, 15) visited for about one hour, purchased items from the small gift shop and enjoyed the displays. Our guide (Carlos) did an excellent job of keeping our attention by providing hands on explanations of various exhibits and many sea creatures. We also found the short movies informative. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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649 reviews 649 reviews
231 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

You can be part of scientific community by visiting the Oceangraphic Institute which is set in a great location be tween us 1 and the dixie highway. THe wealth of material that you will be able to glean from the exhibits is awesome. It is attractive and informative and all those who want to know a bit more of the... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was a great trip. We took our 16 yr old grandson who is very interested in nature and especially marine life. It was a slow week day and we were given a one-on-one tour, watched the feeding program and the guide was so informative. We will take other children there over the next summers!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a great spot to take teenagers, esp. if they have an interest in marine or computer science. Well worth a stop if you find yourself in the Fort Pierce area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We really valued our trip here. It was very empty and we had a FANTASTIC volunteer guide who was truly made the whole visit memorable. Our children (5 and 11) really loved it. They are very into marine stuff. There is really not a lot to do in the facility but the interaction with the volunteer made rescuing dolphins, touch... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Great place to spend a few hours learning about the ocean life in the area. The staff was very helpful in explaining what the Institute was doing and about their research. Great visit and very informative

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