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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

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Address: 890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
Phone Number: 772-225-0505
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Staff was very knowledgeable and told us all about different types of aquatic life, they had stingrays and other animals you could touch. Thought this would be a good activity... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kristen T
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Winnipeg
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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff was very knowledgeable and told us all about different types of aquatic life, they had stingrays and other animals you could touch. Thought this would be a good activity for a rainy day, however lots of their outdoor area was closed due to lightning so we came back another day. Worth the visit.

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have kids this is a must do in Stuart. You get to feed stingrays and there is a great touch tank. Take the walk outside and see native fish and birds. So much fun!

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went after a few hours at Bathtub Beach on a Sunday. Got right there at noon when it opened, From the cashier, to the Gift Shop Attendant, to the Sting Ray Presenter~ all of the staff were SO LOVELY and informative!!! I got to feed a ray~ I laughed out loud like a little kid; it really touched my... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center in Stuart's Hutchinson Island is a great place for kids and adults. The exhibits are very nicely built, the staff that runs them gives excellent interactive talks (sea turtles, coastal lagoon ecosystem and game fishes, touch tanks with rays/starfishes/urchins) and the trails are great for exploration.

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Thank Jose P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for the kids staff very helpful exibits really good and hands on teaching would recommend this to all families with younger kids

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good thing for my little ones to do because the hands on activities and native animals! We enjoyed feeding the Rays and observing the sea turtles and sharks!

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Stuart, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have taken the Grandkids there twice ,its OK but wish they had more things for the kids to see and do, the feeding of the sea ray was great but kids needed to be a little older, feeding the fish in the lake was also OK but smaller kids no good, would I go back maybe.

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East Meadow, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This facility is small but packed with information for all. Lots of "hands on" experiences for the kids. Stingrays, crabs and the like are on exhibition for them to watch and touch. A reasonably large pool where everyone can watch the shark feeding with only a few species available on exhibit but narrated by a very knowledgeable staff. The nature... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feeding the sting rays (10:30 and 2:30) and watching the feeding in the game fish tank is always a big hit with our family. The children get to pet the sting rays while feeding them shrimp. There is also several touching tanks and exhibits for children (and adults). The Center has several nature walks where you can become acquainted with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Florida Oceanographic Centre is a 57 acre nature centre located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. Excellent for families and not expensive either. There are a few rescued sea turtles here that you will want to learn more about I am sure. If you are a teacher consider asking about the educational... More 

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