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Fort Walton Beach

Emerald Coast Science Center

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Some cool activities and some fun learning

There was a good mix of activities for young and old. Go on Fridays and only pay $5/person - was... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2019
Kid Saturday

Took 4 kids age 8-9-13 for kids day. Every other Saturday. Check the website. Had full access to... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2019
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Step outside the box and experience science firsthand in our interactive museum including a STEM Makerspace, new exhibits, animal presentations, and more! We’re also only the third museum in the entire country to house SMALLab Learning--a...more
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31 Memorial Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6534
+1 850-664-1261
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Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

This is a great learning experience for kids while they are having fun. Lots of hands on things to do!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

As a mistake of mine, my fiance and I went thinking it was an adult place, but we still went inside anyways. This place is amazing and so much fun. There is all types of fun, hands on activities for children and they are even...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

There was a good mix of activities for young and old. Go on Fridays and only pay $5/person - was grateful for that with our party of 5. I'd recommend, if you're in the area, but if you have to drive quite a bit, you...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019

Took 4 kids age 8-9-13 for kids day. Every other Saturday. Check the website. Had full access to exhibits PLUS did ceiling tile painting as the extra activity. Theme was “science “ They are putting all tiles up in the ceiling. Really good time. Park...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

Was at a Fort Walton Beach Chamber event and how the science center has grown. It is for my money money worth taking the Family for an afternoon of enjoyment. Oh, they have animals to interact with for the kids.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike C
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Went to the science center today and had an awesome time with the kids. There are so many hands on activities to do. The new small lab is fabulous-- the kids could have played in just that lab for hours. They had fun doing experiments,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

If you are in town on a beach vacation and it’s rainy, this is a good place to spend the morning (about 1.5 to 2 hours) for young children (we went with a 4 and 1 year old). We used our reciprocal museum passes for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

A couple of us"mature"adults stopped by to check this out and glad we did. Its a hands on educational space tbat allows you the opportunity to operate everything from robots to robotic arms.Our inner children tried EVERYTHING and actually giggled alot! There are exotic birds,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

We homeschool our girls and we were in town on vacation. One morning as it was raining, we decided to have a school day and go here. Well worth the small price and a fun learning experience for all of us.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

We had visited an awesome science center in Oregon last year, so the kids were really excited about going to see this one, but they ended up being really disappointed. Most of the displays involved a lot of reading and not much hands on participation...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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gbayou, Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Thanks for your visit. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy it. We are currently hosting a traveling exhibition, MathAlive!, sponsored by Raytheon. They are bringing the exhibition to science centers located near military bases. With that, military families get free admission...More

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April 12, 2017|
Response from Diane F | Property representative |
Admission prices: Under 2 years old-free Children- $7.00 Adults (over 18)-$9.00 Seniors-$8.00 Our hours are 10 am -4 pm, Tuesday-Saturday
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