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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 15 attractions in Stuart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Philadelphia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

$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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Wally45
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Vale
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
76 helpful votes 76 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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