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Emerald Coast Science Center

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Address: 31 Memorial Pkwy Southwest, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone Number: +1 850-664-1261
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Emerald Coast Science Center is a hands-on museum for families located...

The Emerald Coast Science Center is a hands-on museum for families located behind the baseball field at Seabreeze Park. With touchable exhibits there is fun for all families!

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Improvements are needed. Our two grandchildren and niece were not impressed. Activities need to be updated.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa F
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son loves this place. We visit every other month and it's always entertaining. If you have out of town visitors here and tired of the beach, take them here.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Improvements are needed. Our two grandchildren and niece were not impressed. Activities need to be updated.

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Thank Lisa F
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit as much as we hoped. We are indeed working to improve our exhibits! We have many exhibits that are enjoyable for all ages, but if you visit us again in a few months, we will have some new things and we know you'll... More 

NKY
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Very small and the exhibits are packed together and not really great. We spent about 30 minutes there and left. The brain quizzes are good but the hurricane simulator costs $2 and just blows air straight down on you.

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Thank ILTJ
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. While we are only 8,000 sq feet we like to think that there is lots to do in our little museum and that it is a great experience for the admission rates. We have a number of improvements coming in the next few months and hope... More 

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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Took my family here on a "beach rainout" day. The kids enjoyed all the hands on activities,parents did as well. The center is not very big, but did take about 2 hours to complete every activity. The staff was very friendly as well.

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Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you were able to still enjoy your rainy day at the beach. We are always looking to add new experiences, so be sure to come back on your next visit! More 

Harvey, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had a great time at the science center. Even though it was small they had a lot to offer the kids inside and out. The kids were engaged the whole time with new things to do. The highlight was Ms. Diane. She took time out of her day and went out of her way to make us feel special.... More 

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Thank Klaw7398
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

We had a great time with you as well! Thank you for your review, I love spending time with our guests and it was a pleasure to teach your kids about our reptiles. We hope to see you back soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

We visited with our kids, ages 7, 7, 5.5. They loved all the exhibits, especially the birds and snakes. Recommended for families with young kids.

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Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum! We are happy to hear that you all had a good time and hope to see you again. We just brought in a new bird, Oswald, so hopefully you can come visit him soon! More 

Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We visited with our grandchildren ages 9,8,6,4 they had a great time trying all the experiments and looking at the exhibits. Mostly hands on. Couple of hours of fun. They will go back again. Not flashy or big but a place they found comfortable and not overwhelming.

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Thank DebandDen
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for coming by! We are happy to hear that your family had fun and hope your return experiences with be just as enjoyable. Keep an eye out for some new and improved exhibits this year! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I took a date to the Planetarium Nights. It was fun and educational without being boring. You sit (on the floor) in a blow up tent and they project the sky on the ceiling. The tent is small and fits about 10 people. Ticket were only $9.00. It is not like going to the actual Planetarium but still fun none... More 

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Thank 891charlottel
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for attending Planetarium Night! We are working to provide adults with cushions to improve the comfort of the show. Our Mobile Planetarium is great for all ages so we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your date night! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Small scale yet quite enjoyable science museum. Live animals included snakes, reptiles and birds. My 19 month old grandson especially enjoyed bubble making. Would recommend this for families with younger children.

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Thank Chris S
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I brought my girls here (5-7) and they loved it. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable of the exhibits. There is a robot that the kids can control, and several interactive exhibits that are very interesting and the kids love. They have additional events that seem like they are for older children, but we did not participate. This place is... More 

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