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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 14 attractions in Stuart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Vale
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Awesome small aquarium nice staff, small gift shop area very educated staff on fish and area lots to see wish there were more

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Stuart, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

There is reason that this is ranked the #1 attraction in Stuart. Pet the sting rays, explore the gamefish lagoon, walk in the mangroves. If you are not careful, you might even learn something! Only complaint is that they are sort of pricey - I think $12 per person. If you are taking a group of folks (like visiting family)... More

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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We traveled with a 10 yrs old nephew and he loved it, but even the adults were amazed touching the stingrays and starfish. Be sure to arrive on time for the 3:00 pm shark feeding, it is truly awesome!

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A wonderful place for people of all ages! Feed the stingrays, learn a about gamefish, and walk the nature trail in search for hidden wildlife. Love visiting Florida Oceanographic! A gem for our community!

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Dickson, Tennessee
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118 reviews 118 reviews
13 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Tried to go on the tour during the week's vacation here, disappointed to hear "we are booked up for the season" and no openings until 2015 season. It's either really good OR really small groups on a limited basis of trips/schedules/days. Only wish I could have taken the tour, as I understand from friends it was pretty good. Oh well,... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Oceanographic Coastal Center has potential, but is just missing the mark. Some of the hands-on things are quite cool. Exhibits are small and the tour is timed so you basically see everything as a group, which is fine, just as long as they are prepared. They were 15 minutes late to a 30 minute show before we left as... More

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Allen, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I went with my husband and two kids, ages 7 and 4. We really enjoyed our time. It is not a huge facility but a nice place to spend a couple of hours learning about marine life. The staff and volunteers were all very helpful and knowledgeable. The touch tank and stingray tank kept my kids entertained for at least... More

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PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our kids are 12 & 14 & they both enjoyed it. We fed stingrays, learned about sea turtles and more. A nice place to visit at any age.

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Cypress, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went with my wife and toddler, we enjoyed it very much. Great place to take family one day. Staff are more than capable of answering any questions.

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