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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

890 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34996
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Stuart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Visited on a weekday, paid the $12 entrance fee and were given info on feeding times. Explored the grounds and then attended the sting ray feeding. Employees gave nice talk about the animals and then allowed everyone to feed them. They also have a small touch tank, a turtle pavilion (they provide long-term care for turtles that cannot be released... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Folks, I highly recommend this little known facility to families with children and all supporters of marine life. It has a stingray pool where you can pet the rays! It has an interactive marine life site where you can pet and learn about crabs, sea urchins and starfish. An absolutely breathtaking game fish lagoon and a turtle pen where injured... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Florida Oceanographic center is a wonderful way to see our local marine life and nature. The game fish lagoon, nature trail to the river and stingray touch tank are all well designed and maintained.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You will love the guided tour. Fun interactive sites of the stingrays and fish with turtles. A pleasant experience.

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Stuart, FL
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In the enjoyment book, you will find a buy one get one free admission. The Oceanographic Center is a great learning experience for both young and old. Everyone loves the stingray feeding tank. The building houses various salt water tanks with fish and various kinds of sea life for you to enjoy and get a close up look at. There... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

$12 a person is a little steep. Travel zoo . com has 1/2 price passes, purchase them ahead of time for the 1/2 price pass Kids can fed the rays, look at some fish and turtles along with some lectures and a little walk in the bush.

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Philadelphia, PA
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I recently visited the Florida Oceanographic Center and was amazed with their ability of presenting an educational experience with hands on fun. From the Stingray touch tank with the lively cow nosed rays touching and feeding to the mile long nature walk through the savannah, the guides were knowledgeable and spoke in terms understood by all. Many volunteers were assisting... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

So after several trips to Hutchinson my wife's friend finally managed to talk me into going to the Oceanographic with her because no one else would. Feeling sorry for her I bit down hard and went - you know what? I had a heck of good time, learned some great stuff about the ocean life in the area I never... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My family enjoyed the oceanographic center. OUr 2 year old enjoyed seeing the turtles and sharks, and trying to pet the stingrays... He was a little scared, but loved watching mommy and daddy touch them. We enjoyed storytime by at the turtle pavilion and got to see the staff feed the turtles and the sharks. It was a fun few... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My children love this place. We have been several times of the past couple of years and it just keeps getting better. They are constantly making improvements to the center. This is a great place for children to experience the local ocean dwelling creatures. They can actually touch most of them. Everyday, they offer stingray feedings, fish feedings and a... More

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