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Address: 5600 N US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34946-7331
Phone Number: 772.465.2400
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Harbor Branch is a wonderful teaching experience for those wanting to learn more about our oceans. Just an awesome experience for both children and adults.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Huntsville, Texas
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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Harbor Branch is a wonderful teaching experience for those wanting to learn more about our oceans. Just an awesome experience for both children and adults.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My grandson loved visiting har or branch and learning about sea life. He is always interested in sea animals and especially loved talking about them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We brought our grandkids here and they absolutely loved it. They have a touch tank and the children loved touching the different sea life.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Impressive place to see. Security is a little tight. Beautiful campus full of trees and native plants.

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Port Saint Lucie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is the most amazing teaching institute around. Not only do they talk about marine life one can touch some of them. It is a great place for children and adults to learn.

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Boca Raton FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Small room, but well designed exhibits. Especially liked the video cameras set up to focus on unique fish or some aspect of underwater life...that can be viewed on a monitor nearby. Perhaps call ahead to make sure a large school group is not visiting. One class can make it loud and difficult to maneuver around freely.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Good, IF you're very interested in the study of oceans...otherwise a waste of time. Took students there on a field trip....high school level, they were bored to death....if a Science class and you have specific goals, etc., it would be ok. It is a very, very good, top notch oceanographic institute, no rides, no games, etc. You get my drift

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Harbor Branch, which is funded by Fl Atlantic University, is one of the premier aquatic research centers in the world. With top secret research projects underway, I was not able to visit all of the different buildings, but what I did see was futuristic research the facinated me. Besides research for mammals and fish they were doing research trials with... More 

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Silver Lake, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Excellent exhibits and lectures. Has a teaching exhibit about aquaculture. They have a huge collection of shells. Interesting self directed teaching videos about weather and earthquakes.

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Stony Brook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Came here with my husband and friends, and we had a great time at the visitor's center. The oceanographic center and the work that they do is internationally recognized, and informative. I always bring visitors here, as it has alot to offer. Really worth the visit if you come to this area!

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