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

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I took Jack, my 7 year old best friend there when he was 4 or 5 the first time. We were both loving the fact that we could feed and touch the stingrays in a pool large enough to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took Jack, my 7 year old best friend there when he was 4 or 5 the first time. We were both loving the fact that we could feed and touch the stingrays in a pool large enough to see them swim up to us..they are like velvet! They have other hands on areas for star fish and sea cucumbers... More 

Thank chefc1
Clearwater, Florida
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73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't THAT much to do here. We pet stingrays, saw a turtle demo and fed some fish. That's about it. I think we only stayed as long as we did because we listened to two presentations. There isn't TONS to do in Stuart, so its not that bad, its just not a big aquarium or anything.

Thank Elaina E
Vero Beach, Florida
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287 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a second time visitor (this time bringing friends). Nature trail and guides were interesting. Also, the on-going oyster project was very informative. Easy to get to, adequate parking, and a good two hour diversion. Good for kids and adults. Veterans are free but seniors pay regular rate.

Thank Storyteller-N03
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bring my child here with her cousins or friends and they have a blast! we love the wild life. This is a great place for children to learn about different animals

Thank Chas S
Stuart, Florida
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Stuart just about once a year but had never been to the Oceanographic Museum until today. We went for the stingray feeding and sea turtle programs, but had no idea how many other things are available there! Our 3 year old loved seeing the stingray, fish, turtles and the tanks with sea horses. The children's area with touch... More 

Thank islandgirlinstuart
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to spend a few hours with our grandkids while we were staying in Jensen Beach. The FOCC was only about 3 miles from our hotel and turned out to be the perfect spot to meet them!! The kids are only 3 and 7 years old...this was the greatest place for them to learn to love and appreciate our... More 

Thank Joseph D
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went early and were able to hand feed the sting rays. The lagoon with all the various fish was amazing especially at feeding time. They have sea turtles that were injured and cannot live in the wild so it was nice to see their lives were spared.

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upstate ny
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78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have been going here for years! always fun for kids and adults. live animals in educational and entertaining setting..

Thank momwifesq
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative, staff were incredibly friendly, well worth a visit. There is an opportunity to have hermit crabs walk on your hands and to pet sting rays. There is a conservation message throughout but enough interactive stuff to keep even a teenager interested.

Thank travellingscubadiver
West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love coming here try to come at least three or four times a year always a good time. Whenever anyone comes down to visit always take them here

Thank Golfgirl78

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