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Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

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Address: 718 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
Phone Number: 941 765 8101
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A smaller facility but plenty of information! Great staff and a couple of rays and horseshoe crabs to interact with. Baby snapping turtles that were really fierce! Nice, clean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2016
Stephanie B
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Kokomo, Indiana
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Needs updating.....saw a few creatures I've never seen before. Staff was nice. Probably wouldn't visit again. Kids were disappointed.

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Thank Ginny E
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Signs and website say open until 4 p.m., but it was closed at 3 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. Disappointing, but at least we were well positioned to watch the boat traffic nearby.

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Thank sal1347
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Small and tucked under the bridge, this is a must see. You will be surprised by what you will see and learn in here. The volunteers are dedicated and knowledgeable. Get up close and personal with stingrays and horseshoe crabs.

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Thank Nicole C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We went to visit after our lunch at Doc's and the sign on the door said, closed, be back at 10 ??? Not sure what was going on, but we were disappointed that we couldn't check this place out for sure.

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Thank Dgrau
Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Very knowledgeable people working to keep the waterways clean and environmentally safe. The tour was a bit disappointing. Just a look at the shrimp boats and the supply house.

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Thank NancyinWI
Hanover, Canada
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

these guys are huge and u just want to jump in and swim with them they are fun to watch but move very slowly there eyes are about the size of a dime its a nice easy day out

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Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This is an extremely small and compacted museum. It was absolutely entertaining for our 3 little ones. The staff was so patient and knowledgeable! They fed shrimp to the sting rays and little crabs. We even watched them feed the jumping snapping turtles! If you are looking for an all day even this is not it. We were there about... More 

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2 Thank ILimplant
Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

This is a smaller marine center but none the less it is very interesting and all for a nominal fee. Run by volunteers but they are informative and we left knowing a whole lot more than when we went in.

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2 Thank SmokiesJunkie
Canoinhas
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

It`s a small center, but very organized, clean and interesting. The employees are amazing!! $5 per person. Don`t miss!!

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Kokomo, Indiana
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

A smaller facility but plenty of information! Great staff and a couple of rays and horseshoe crabs to interact with. Baby snapping turtles that were really fierce! Nice, clean little facility.

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Thank Stephanie B

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