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St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Delightful, informative tiny treasure

Learn a few things about the teaming waters that surround this little aquarium. Follow the feeding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellen R
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Worth a Visit

Truly enjoyed our time at this location. The minimal entrance fee is well worth it. Not huge like... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
Metropolis Illinois
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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...more
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420 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949-3138
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn a few things about the teaming waters that surround this little aquarium. Follow the feeding routine of the living tanks and learn about the local eco-system. Very educational and fun.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ellen R
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Truly enjoyed our time at this location. The minimal entrance fee is well worth it. Not huge like visiting a big city aquarium, but we took time to read the information and just sat and enjoyed the fish doing their fishy thing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank acupateaacres
Reviewed January 12, 2019

What a treat! We've been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and this is just about as enjoyable! There is a lot to see and do and so many people to visit with and ask questions. The petting aquarium attendant was very informative and knew lots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MyPrairieGirl
Reviewed January 12, 2019

This spot is a great outing for the whole family. The young folks really get a hands on learning experience. Afterwards, you are within walking distance of the great beach at Fort Pierce.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DeaconCanada
Reviewed December 20, 2018

This place is deceiving! Looks small for an aquarium, but once inside, WOW! Great displays of all kinds of ocean life that you would never expect to see. Great staff to assist with questions and really interesting presentations, a gotta visit as we will go...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed December 16, 2018

INSIDER TIP: GO DURING FEEDING TIME. We enjoyed listening and watching them feed the fish and other sea creatures and made it worthwhile to go.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jazzie D
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Awesome!!! The person who gave the tour was fabulous and even being a small aquarium it was super interesting

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bnc1234
Reviewed November 6, 2018

So impressed with the fact that Fort Pierce has Smithsoniam Research facility and Aquaruum to help highlight the lagoon wildlife and health of our waters . How lucky it is to spend time learning .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The aquarium has a place where children can touch starfish, etc. There are a lot of aquariums with beautiful unique fish. Each tank has an explanation of what kind of fish and where they can be found. There are even microscopes to look into to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank arkie50
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Kids loved it and no crowds! Very educational and a touch tank with a knowledgible volunteer to guide you.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nancy M
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Donald F
June 8, 2015|
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Response from Smithsonian Mar... S | Property representative |
Hello Donald, thank you for your interest in visiting the Aquarium! Admission is $3 for seniors (age 55+) and children, and $4 for adults. Children age 3 and under are free. We look forward to seeing you soon!