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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

890 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34996
772-225-0505
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Stuart
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Stuart, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The area is clean and full of knowledgeable volunteers. Great exhibits. Fun to see all the fish up close. Touch tanks. Easy walking and benches to sit on throughout the "park".

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Stuart, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is a fantastically wonderful place to see fish, turtles, birds and even pet them . Young kids are mesmerized by the various species and the staff is great.... Take a camera

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Stuart, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visited FOCC with an eleven year old in tow. The stingray exhibit was excellent as was the ability to view the turtles. The volunteers could not have been nicer--great enthusiasm. We were here about two hours and that seemed to be enough.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great hands on experience for children of all ages!!! Highly recommend fitting this into your vacation agenda!

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Brantford, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Great Volunteers with a lot of knowledge. Enjoyed feeding the stingrays and seeing the turtles and nurse sharks.

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Batavia, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Not much to do here. My grandson was so excited to feed the stingrays. We were told that the stingrays were fed at 1:30. We returned to the stingray pool at 1:20 where we sat sat through a 25 minute speech on more that we ever wanted to know about stingrays from a volunteer named John. The kids were beyond... More

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Markham, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you want to get up close and personal with a stingray this is your place. Great day. Very educational.

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Monteagle, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is small place but packed with many interesting venues. We enjoyed the ray petting tank and watching the sea turtles and the many fish that are in the lagoon. All the lectures were interesting and the volunteers were very knowledgeable. If you are a veteran you get in free.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The continent, the Indian River, Hutchison Island, and the Atlantic Ocean all work together to create a vital and vibrant ecosystem. Fun and educational for children of all ages and adults, the Coastal Center has hands-on exhibits, touch tanks, and a boardwalk through the hammock.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Good for families and groups (especially youngsters or oldsters). They have a time schedule for activities so you should call ahead or check it out on the net. Feed the Rays and learn about turtles from well versed docents. Looking for an outside activity to expand your aquatic curiosities, this is the place.

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