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Emerald Coast Science Center

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Address: 31 Memorial Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6534
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+1 850-664-1261
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 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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The kids we took had fun and loved it, that's the important thing. Adults will find the displays humble and well worn, but the kids are the important ones. The kids were 5 and 9... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
visamastermichigan
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Michigan
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Michigan
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253 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kids we took had fun and loved it, that's the important thing. Adults will find the displays humble and well worn, but the kids are the important ones. The kids were 5 and 9. don't plan on much more than an hour to cover the whole thing. There's a nice little playgound just outside the kids loved too. Go... More 

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Destin, Florida
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Was excited to take my niece for day trip and enjoy what this museum ahs to offer. I was highly disappointed at what little they had and the condition of the exhibits/building. Taking our time, we went through the whole museum in less than 30 mins. Most of the exhibits are homemade and not in great shape.

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Shalimar, Florida
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

The ECSC moved to a new location a couple of years ago, and continues to expand and upgrade their offerings for school aged children. We visited during Christmas break, and I felt like we were at a sophisticated science fair, with everything hands on. My 12 year old grandson enjoyed the birds, reptiles, and all the physical science exhibits. There... More 

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Georgia
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208 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This place may be small, and the looks of the outside, it's been here for quite a while, but it was a great great bit of fun for our party of nine - 2 teens, 2 fourth & fifth graders, 4 parents and a great-G'mom. They have a lot of interactive science activities and "games." There is a room that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

My kids love this place. The staff is wonderful and the exhibits are both entertaining and educational.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Simply excellent way to spend a few hours with the kids exploring the wonders of science. Very affordable as well.

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

Thank you for your review Shawn! More 

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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a rainy day while at Okaloosa Island. We were able to spend 2 to 3 hours here. It is not very crowded and there are many on hand exhibits to entertain the kids ages 6, 9, and 11. Would recommend if looking for something to do for a couple of hours.

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Thank Andy R
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 make the most of your rainy day, we hope to see you again on another visit! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This place ok but not the greatest. Doesn't have a lot of exhibits to do. For the most part, seems to be geared towards younger kids and my 10 yr old grandson had an OK time so Overall we had a good time. Give it a try sometime.

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Thank Roy L C
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit. We are actively working to improve our exhibits and signage in our little nonprofit. We have some exciting new exhibits coming in this year - be sure to keep an eye on our website. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Okay, I wasn't impressed by this place, but my kids really liked it and that is what counts. They had a blast playing with the mega bubbles and the "Learning Exchange" type toys. There are puzzles set up all over the place which are fun for kids and adults. There are a few animals in cages which my kids pretty... More 

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

We are happy to hear your children enjoyed their visit! We are always working to update our exhibits in our little nonprofit. The turtles can be shy, our apologies that they wouldn't come out and say hello during your visit! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Pretty cool place to see! It wasn't too packed either. A little hard to find but was still interesting

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

Thank you for your review. With our move just over a year and a half ago, we are still working out the kinks for online directions. We are happy to hear you had a good time! More 

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