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Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Amazing hidden little Gem on the beach

Such a fun and quaint little place to bring the family. Very educational and the people that work... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Museum tour and shrimp dock tour

Very informative and interesting. Highly recommend it. The tour guides were specialists and really... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
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Welcome to the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center located at 718 Fisherman's Wharf on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach, Fl. For 26 years, the Center provides a Marine Science Experience through interactive exhibits, aquariums, touch...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
718 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-765-8101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a fun and quaint little place to bring the family. Very educational and the people that work there are very passionate at what they do.

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Reviewed August 11, 2018

We got pretty much a personal tour, which was nice. The owner was enthusiastic to teach the kids a lot. Many interesting exhibits, felt for of quaint and home-made. There is a touch tank.

Thank Nora_S57
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Its under the bridge and near a big restaurant. I didn't really mean a 1 circle. I was disappointed that it was not open. I read about it in the local what-to-do paper. They weren't current.More

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Daniel E, Public Relations Manager at Ostego Bay Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Hello Emily, Thank you for considering the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center as a destination. We conduct our annual Kid's Summer Camp every June and July. Due to the size of the center makes it difficult to accommodate both the Public and the Summer Campers...More

Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Very informative and interesting. Highly recommend it. The tour guides were specialists and really knew there stuff. See real working shrimp boats.

Thank MillieS65
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Excellent information from knowledgeable guides on this tour of the working waterfront. Shrimp boats from many locations work out of this port and are responsible for much of the production of the lovely pink shrimp we love to eat. We also learned about the local...More

Thank SeaWitch00
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

What a great visit we had with our guests to Ostego Bay Marine and Science Center! Marilyn, our guide, was very knowledgeable and engaging as always. Our guests really enjoyed seeing the live animals and learning all about them, the environment and more. This is...More

Thank Bubby H
Reviewed March 15, 2018

This is a 3 hour guided tour where you learn about the commercial shrimp fishing industry and marine life in the area. See how shrimp boats are unloaded, the nets are made / repaired and the seafood is processed. Some of the tour is in...More

Thank Olesavannah
Reviewed March 2, 2018

We visited here one afternoon and really enjoyed the animals, displays and aquariums. The guide was very interesting and shared experiences, stories and information about the local sea life of the area. Well worth a visit while in the area. Located right near Doc Ford's...More

Thank Daniel R K
Reviewed February 26, 2018

As previously stated by other reviewers, this is a hidden gem and well worth your time. The employees of the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center are dedicated and have a wealth of knowledge to share. Great to hear the impact of the waterfront on the...More

Thank KrisJeff
Reviewed February 4, 2018

If you call ahead, sometimes they will be offering Shrimp Boat Tours, which includes a guided walk and a quick lesson about the estuary and how important the mangroves are to the eco system here. The Naturalists are very informative and seem to be passionate...More

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