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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lots to see!

Loved the trails and such a variety of fish and other sea life. The trails are fun and long. You could easily spend a couple hours at the place. They had talks going on all day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Jaime S
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Indialantic, Florida, United States
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Indialantic, Florida, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Loved the trails and such a variety of fish and other sea life. The trails are fun and long. You could easily spend a couple hours at the place. They had talks going on all day that were very informative. It was shaded enough around the sea life and the trails. I highly recommend visiting this place.

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Melville, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent for kids upto 12yrs for 2 or 3 hrs. They want to go there everytime the come to visit grandma and grandpa

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Massena, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Took our grandchildren here and they loved it. We also enjoyed it too. There is a pool and the children can touch the fish. Other pools have various fish, including sharks and turtles. There are displays inside that are interesting and also a gift shop. It's worth the visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a great experience, mostly because the volunteers there are full of information and are really helpful in every way. Loved feeding the Rays! We will go back again the next time we are in the area.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice little place to visit with your middle school children. For younger kids there are an awful lot of rules, for instance no running. My three-year-old couldn't quite grasp of that rule. There's a lot of information to be gained by visiting. The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable. Just not somewhere my little ones would really... More 

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want to see what's out there that you don't often see from the shore - or even a boat - this is the place. Excellent learning experience and great for kids.

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Hobe Sound, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We could have picked a better day, as the weather was crap (cloudy and cold), but the staff was very friendly and we learned a lot about the habits and habitats of local fish and fowl.

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Loveland, Colo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

To be able to pet and then feed Sting Rays was a great experience, and only $12.00, wish we could have seen the turtles but the weather was cold, saw birds, sharks, fish and lots of Rays. Cool place run by volunteers !

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Wonderful place to learn about the local sea life. Very helpful and informative staff. Well worth the visit.

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Especially great place to take the kids but very interesting for Adults as well. The staff were very helpful in explaining all the things at the center and as volunteers they do a fabulous job. The admission fee helps top pay to preserve and feed the reptiles and fish so it's money well spent !

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