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Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We went twice! First we did the 45 minute tour of the visitors center were we learned much about... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mark V
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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Great Place.

It's the tours and boat cruises that are the draw here. Lots of interesting work going on all the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul A
Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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The Ocean Discovery Visitors Center is a destination where the community can come to learn about the research conducted by the marine scientists, engineers and students at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Since its remodel in January...more
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5600 N US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34946-7331
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went twice! First we did the 45 minute tour of the visitors center were we learned much about Florida’s lagoons and wildlife and aquaculture then we came back for their Wednesday campus tour. The tour takes about two hours and the drive u around...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the tours and boat cruises that are the draw here. Lots of interesting work going on all the time. Great for all the family. See the website for tour details.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harbor Branch is a hidden gem in St. Lucie County. Many of us drive by it hundreds of times without realizing how large and how active it is in the world of Oceanographic research. The visitor center is free of charge and is worth an...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Wednesday morning immersion tour and had a great time. Madeleine's passion is contagious!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank connom21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister in law and I took a brief tour at the welcome center and had a wonderful full hour discussion given by a graduate student about all the research that Florida Atlantic University is undertaking at Harbor Branch. So glad to know that the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My tour was truly a wonderful learning experience. Madeline was well versed on everything and I did learn quite a lot from her. Planning to attend lectures and other tour activities to learn more so that I can eventually help by volunteering. This is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Many displays with a knowlegible guide to instruct and inform the wide range of research happening in the Indian River watershed. The forty minute free tour was very well done.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Duke149
Reviewed February 25, 2019

Great place to go and learn about all what they do. Very interesting. So glad my husband and I went.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Holly40272
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Excellent 👍 a must see if you are interested in marine research. Over the top interesting. Definitely take the tour. IH

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Irvine H
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

Our tour guide was fantastic. She knew all aspects of the Institute, not just her department. We learned much more than expected. My daughter is very interested in attending and everyone there providing information to help her along her journey. This is a great place...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Mary M
October 29, 2015|
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Response from ferg7645 | Reviewed this property |
PLUS! On the first Wednesday of every month, we will host a Harbor Branch overview tour to provide guests with a general understanding of all that Harbor Branch encompasses. Found this: TOUR PRICES: General Overview... More