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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

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Address: 890 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34996
Phone Number: 772-225-0505
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great place to visit with or without kids

Great educational center to take your kids to or visit without the little ones. Wonderful presentations on sea turtles and sting rays. Everyone should visit and support centers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anna M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great educational center to take your kids to or visit without the little ones. Wonderful presentations on sea turtles and sting rays. Everyone should visit and support centers like that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you haven't been it's definitely a must see place. Spent two and a half hours there just enjoying the trails and the marine life. Love this place I'll definitely be going back.

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Thank Valerie E
Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They had a lot of new areas since I was there last. The education given on the turtles, sting rays and many varieties of fish very good.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice display with opportunities for feeding manta rays, fish and turtles. It was a bit warm but we got to see all animals close up. The shark were a surprise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do if you have never been out on a turtle walk. The evening begins with a 1 hr presentation while staff leaves to scout out nearby beaches for turtles that are about to lay eggs. I didn't realize there was a process to this event but Jake (who's a Ph.D. By the way) goes thru an in-depth explanation... More 

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Edgewater, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lagoon where the sea turtles and game fish live is fed by the ocean and the water is pumped through to change every 24 hours! The animals look healthy and well-cared for (even the rescued sea turtles that cannot be released back into the wild). There are tanks for kids to pet rays, and touch other sea creatures. The... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to take young children 2 1/2 to 10 years of age. Plenty of hands on activities to do. The staff is very helpful and give educational tours throughout the day. If you want to kill a few hours and have the kids have fun and learn this is a place to go.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's always nice going there with the kids. There's a lot to learn. The trails are nice too. We've been there before and we'll go again for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandkids and I were amazed by the knowledge of the staff, especially the younger ones. The young man who fed the fish with us was amazing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice park. All touching exhibits were closed due to blue green alge. But it has a very nice walking trail

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