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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: +1 941-765-8101
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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We took our 8 year old to the center because she had to write a report to have her absences for vacation excused. She enjoyed the hands on features of the center. The exhibits are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hikingmom76
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West Jefferson
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West Jefferson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 8 year old to the center because she had to write a report to have her absences for vacation excused. She enjoyed the hands on features of the center. The exhibits are nice as well. Glad we went there.

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Thank Hikingmom76
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Janice B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Canoinhas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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