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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

Address: 890 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34996
Phone Number: 772-225-0505
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Stuart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The kids had a wonderful time feed the sting rays and the other fish in the large lagoon. We spent about an hour and a half. It is a little expensive, but the grandparents had a family memberships, so it did not cost us anything. It was worth the trip and if you have u=younger kids, they will enjoy it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Yet another site that I ensure I make multiple visits to when visiting Florida. Great place for kids. Great way to expose them to not only marine life but much more!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Exhibits & displays are well done. Staff is excellent at explaining what you're seeing and answering questions..

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went here when my girlfriend found a deal on Groupon. We both enjoy sea life and animals generally so this was right up our alley. It did not disappoint. Dr. Jerry is there to help you along your ride through feeding the stingrays, hanging out with the turtles and watching the sharks and other amazing fish. When you are done... More 

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Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I thought this place was very educational for the kids and they really enjoyed every part of it. Even the walk they had through that area in back. Great adventure!!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Excellent half hour presentations! So how can you talk about turtles for half an hour?? Surprise! The half hour flew by for 5 to 7 year old kids, 30-something parents, and 60-something grands. We all learned lots while having a wonderful time!! And that was just one of the three talks. Well worth a visit!!

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The center is both entertaining and educational. If you want your children to appreciate nature and the sea - or you already do, or if you just want to do something fun for an hour or two that involves nature - don't miss this. Check the website for "stingray feeding" times, see the sea turtles and the game fish in... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My kids had a great time watching the game fish feeding, seeing the sea turtles, touching the sea creatures in their shells, playing the "fishing" game, and petting the sting rays. They also enjoyed the indoor exhibits--fish tanks, a coloring station, and the interactive sound analysis exhibit. Giving it a "4" due to the $36 entrance fee for 4 people,... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The highlight for me was feeding the rays. There is also a nature trail, some of which was a bit swampy (You had to pass through some areas by walking on a plank over puddles of water.), so I'm not sure the trail is wheelchair accessible. Another exhibit is a lagoon with large fish and sea turtles. The turtles have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Good activity for the kids in the Hutchinson Island area. We spent several hours there but you could easily spend the whole day.

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