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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

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Address: 890 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34996
Phone Number: 772-225-0505
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Friendly and knowledgable team is wonderful: fish and turtle feeding times and presentations are fun, educational for all ages: about two hours (outside activity & affordable)

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Friendly and knowledgable team is wonderful: fish and turtle feeding times and presentations are fun, educational for all ages: about two hours (outside activity & affordable)

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to spend a couple of hours. There are touch tanks, some walks and a lagoon area where you can watch the staff feed the fish. I go here often.

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Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very educational.we need more programs like this excellent for kids but appears to all ages. You have an opportunity to be interactive with the rays

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fun and educational. Our 10 & 6 year old loved it. Great experience feeding the sting rays and seeing the HUGE turtles. The staff is very informative. Pick a day when there are no storms in the area b/c the tours will stop once lightening is in the area and the group will have to return indoors for safety.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice place to visit and take out of town guests. We all enjoyed feeding the Rays. The tour and talks were informative however the one for the fish feeding was a little long to hold the kids attention in the heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We just stumbled upon this while waiting for the rain to stop. Very nice, informative and interactive. You are able to touch all kinds of sea creatures. It has a beautiful butterfly garden and more. Great for kids.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

From children to adults, the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center has something for everyone. As an angler, I liked seeing the fish displays and fish pond. My grand kids loved petting the stingrays.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Center is great. If you have young ones get them there in time to let them pet then feed the stingrays! While fun the Center is a conservation education place. Learn about the local fish, turtles and small ocean creatures. Lots to look at: seahorses, octopus and more.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This a special place to learn about sea turtles and other animals of the ocean. Our guide during the sea turtle talk was entertaining for both the adults and children. He was very informative. This is not an aquarium but a learning facility. I would recommend as a nice family outing.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our friends volunteer here and it is truly worth a visit for families. We visited it a while back so July date is per our volunteer friends. They rave about it and are now part of the turtle hatching project

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