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Address: 5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946
Phone Number: 772.465.2400
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Impressive place to see. Security is a little tight. Beautiful campus full of trees and native plants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Debbie A
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Impressive place to see. Security is a little tight. Beautiful campus full of trees and native plants.

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Port Saint Lucie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is the most amazing teaching institute around. Not only do they talk about marine life one can touch some of them. It is a great place for children and adults to learn.

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Boca Raton FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Small room, but well designed exhibits. Especially liked the video cameras set up to focus on unique fish or some aspect of underwater life...that can be viewed on a monitor nearby. Perhaps call ahead to make sure a large school group is not visiting. One class can make it loud and difficult to maneuver around freely.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Good, IF you're very interested in the study of oceans...otherwise a waste of time. Took students there on a field trip....high school level, they were bored to death....if a Science class and you have specific goals, etc., it would be ok. It is a very, very good, top notch oceanographic institute, no rides, no games, etc. You get my drift

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Harbor Branch, which is funded by Fl Atlantic University, is one of the premier aquatic research centers in the world. With top secret research projects underway, I was not able to visit all of the different buildings, but what I did see was futuristic research the facinated me. Besides research for mammals and fish they were doing research trials with... More 

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Silver Lake
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 530 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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