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Emerald Coast Science Center

139 Brooks St, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850 664 1261
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Type: Museums
Owner description: The Emerald Coast Science Center is a hands-on museum for families located on the Fort Walton Beach...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Emerald Coast Science Center is a hands-on museum for families located on the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park.

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Fort Walton Beach FL
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I hate to not give a stellar rating to a place that's trying so hard to be great, but for 2 adults and 2 children, I paid $27 for about 45 minutes of trying real hard to enjoy it. A 5 and 7 year old really are too young to enjoy it and the adults are just there for them.... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I went with a group of adults(brain injured adults and their caregivers)and we really enjoyed it....esp.the live animal presentation and hands-on exhibits...our group also liked the bubble display area, making huge bubbles...like kids! Lol

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We took our children 8,8 & 1. We had reciprocal membership from our STL science center, but apparently you can find coupons. It was pretty small and unimpressive to look at. If you're expecting an expensive place with a large multimillion dollar operating budget you will be disappointed. That being said, I was surprised by what all they did have.... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Emerald Coast Science Center (ECSC) is a nice place for young children to visit. In the current building the place is a bit run down. The building is owned by the city of Fort Walton Beach and very little upkeep has been done. Admission price is still low, compared to other attractions in the area. If you are a... More 

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The exhibits were a bit dated but they all worked. Keep in mind that this is a smaller local facility. As long as you are mindful of this, you won't be disappointed. The kids seemed to enjoy it just fine and there was a public park just next to the building that extended our fun.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My grandsons loved it. They are 3 years old but still found plenty to keep their interest. Of course their dad is a science teacher so he made every room into a classroom.

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Fancy Farm
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I guess i should have known you get what you pay for but i was disappointed in this place. The price was cheap so i wanted to give it a try but when we walked in the door i knew it wasnt what i was hoping it would be. Let me just say the place is in need of some... More 

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St. Martinville La
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went her on one of last days of the trip. We could have saved a little money if we would have remembered that its 2 for 1 on Sundays. There is also a coupon in one of the visitiors magazines you get on the brocure racks.

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Rochester, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My 6 year old daughter really enjoyed this place! It's a small, somewhat run down place but it made no difference to her! I would say we spent about 1 hour there. Cheap activity that is out of the heat!

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Morristown, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Sadly this Science Center is in dire need of work. Like many, they probably rely on donations so they need help by the look of it. Many of the items weren't working or not in service. It was affordable, but honestly probably still not worth what was paid.

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