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Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

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Address: 718 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
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+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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Small Museum Loaded with Information

First we took the walking tour of the San Carlos Island Fishing Fleet that is sponsored by the Science Center. Our leader, Joann, was knowledgeable about the shrimp industry... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
loghomepat2014
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Canastota, New York
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Canastota, New York
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First we took the walking tour of the San Carlos Island Fishing Fleet that is sponsored by the Science Center. Our leader, Joann, was knowledgeable about the shrimp industry there. From a short film to a walk which took us inside the processing areas of the fisheries, this was a behind-the-scenes look at shrimp fishing. After the walk we were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small and modest museum almost like a storefront but very informative and interactive for kids with a small pool of sea critters to view up close. Definitely not high-tech, kind of a throwback, but good for a rainy day. Big on heart...20-30 minutes will cover it unless your kids get really involved in something.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I hope you are lucky enough to have Marilyn as your curator! Her love of the sea and its inhabitants is infectious. Do call ahead for hours, as this center is operated by volunteers. Our grandsons thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. I highly recommend visiting, and we are sure to return.

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Thank mimiandboys
West Jefferson
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 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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19 reviews
8 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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Hanover, Canada
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155 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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