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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
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Came here with my husband but wish we had brought kids. Great interaction from the staff with visitors and the ability to interact with animals. Various types of exhibits and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Came here with my husband but wish we had brought kids. Great interaction from the staff with visitors and the ability to interact with animals. Various types of exhibits and trails. Highly recommend for an educative outing.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Good for families and adults. Fund raising events are wonderful! Would reccomend to all. Very ineresting. Staff is very informative and courtious.

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Stuart, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great educational and very interesting place. Features all sorts of marine life ranging from turtles and sharks (in their outdoor large pool) to a touch sting ray tank. If you like marine life, you'll love this place.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was great! If you have kids take them. Or if your a 47 yr old kid like me go check it out. You can feed stingrays by hand( really cool). And they have a lagoon with all kinds of reef fish and inshore fish to see,especially when they feed them. They also have a nice gift shop with ocean... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We spent a few hours here on a Sunday. They have hands-on exhibits, touch tanks, activities for the kids, walking trails, and talks/feedings presented daily by their staff. Our boys (7 and 12) enjoyed everything and are already asking when we can go back! (The public beach is right across the road if you are looking to go before or... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Educational/informative experience. Well versed attendants. Fun place to take younger ones especially.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Totally worth a visit if you're in the area! There's a well-organized, indoor educational section and an outdoor interactive section. The staff is friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. You get to pet stingrays and handle different sea creatures. The staff supervising these areas will share many interesting facts about the various animals. There is a big pond/tank that is clear and... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Children couldn't get enough. Very hands on and informative. Expected to spend only an hour or so and wound up spending most of the day having to coax children ( ages 9 n 11) out. Wonderful day. Lots of good memories amd educational to boot.

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Sebring, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Again I had an opportunity to learn from excellent staff and volunteers about the ocean life. Enjoyable watching the young children enjoying themselves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Great 1/2 day excursion. Kids loved the touch tank and the fish feeding time. Perfect for an overcast day as the majority of the place is outside.

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