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The Loxahatchee River Center

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Address: Jupiter, FL
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Great to bring kids

The center has lots of marine animals that kids can observe up close. The fish tanks are beautiful and a marsh display shows the interaction between wildlife and plants. There is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2016
Mike W
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Maple City, Michigan, USA
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Maple City, Michigan, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The center has lots of marine animals that kids can observe up close. The fish tanks are beautiful and a marsh display shows the interaction between wildlife and plants. There is a great gift shop and informed staff on hand to answer questions. There is lots of space outside to walk and enjoy the Burt Reynolds Park area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Touch tanks, aquariums and lots of information about the area make this a great pace to visit. Its also free, but donations are encouraged to help maintain the center. The offer special events and activities throughout the year for locals.

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Good for everyone to see the critters who live in the River and the shoreline near by. Excellent presentations and touch tank.

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The center is well maintained, but it is easy to cover quickly. There are some specimen drawers under some of the love displays. The touch tank had a variety of sea urchins, a sea cucumber, conch and sea star. There is a small butterfly garden behind the building, and a playground in the park.

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Burlingame, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This place is very informative! There are a couple of aquariums with different fish and turtles, who live in the waters from river to ocean. The exhibit is very interactive and would be interesting for kids as well as for adults. You can even touch the sea urchin!!! That is so exciting! They organize different events for public and work... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Okay, was asked to repost, so here it is. Its a Palm Beach County maintained park with a canoe rental center. My two boys and I rented a canoe and brought a picnic. Great adventure for the day. Great for first timers. Get a true Florida feeling just off of I95. Only problem was getting off canoe for picnic, there... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great exhibits for young people and the people who bring them. This is a fun place for everyone. The staff know a lot about the Loxahatchee River and love to share their knowledge and experiences.

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jupiter, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Kids story time is great. Great staff. So is the touch tank. My only suggestion would be have a different age groups for story time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Perfect for the entire family to see local sea life and nature, better understand the local water and eco issues. All this info and science is presented free and in a fun interactive easy to understand manner for adults and kids alike. They also offer Eco camps for kids and Eco presentations. Be sure to leave a small donation. Enjoy!

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The River Center had friendly staff and exhibits that were fun to see. There were energetic turtles, several aquarium of fish and a tank of sea urchins. While they were almost no signs, the staff were available to answer questions and just watching the wildlife was entertaining for a long time. Although donations are requested, they are not required, and... More 

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