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“Absolutely loved it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit
420 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
772-462-3474
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Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in Fort Pierce
Type: Aquariums
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Owner description: Our focus is on displaying ecosystems as complex communities of organisms interacting in their environment. At the Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, visitors can explore six different Florida marine habitats and learn about the complexity and importance of marine ecosystems. The largest aquarium is a model of a Caribbean coral reef. Other displays include living models of seagrass, mangrove, estuarine and nearshore habitats, as well as a deepwater Oculina coral reef. There are several smaller aquarium displays and a touch tank where you can meet some of our local sea creatures. Feeding Frenzy tours daily at 10:30am and Snack Time tours daily at 2:30pm. Behind-the-Scenes tour Saturday at 2:00pm.
Lake Luzerne, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Beautiful small place to enjoy. Loved the touch tank. Run by adorable friendly staff, mostly volunteers. A must see for young children to help them appreciate our oceans. Plan on a return trip every year on our florida vacation.

Visited March 2012
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Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“A Day Off”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

It was fun looking at all the various tanks that are set up showing the various local environments. We walked around looking at sea creatures in tanks, petted some baby rays, looked in a microscope, watched a movie, saw some shells and watched a feeding frenzy.

Visited December 2012
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Gainesville, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great short stop, Education, Entertainment.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Compact, but not uncomfortable. Excellent information on local marine ecosystems. The diversity of organisms is excellent, as is the 'behind the scenes' access.

Visited December 2012
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Riverview, MI
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Small but educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a small aquarium, but we really enjoyed our time here. For $3 - $4 entry fee it's an educational bargain. The touch tank area was our favorite. The staff was very helpful and answered all of our questions. There are some very nice t-shirts (we bought the sharks which change color in the sun) at reasonable prices.

Visited December 2012
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Kentucky
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“This is a gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I was so pleasantly surprised by the high quality exhibits and friendly, knowledgeable staff. This is a great little aquarium. It's very well done and scientifically pretty accurate.

Visited December 2012
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