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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

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Address: 890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
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+1 772-225-0505
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Fantatic Place to visit for everyone!

We took our family to FOCC a and had a wonderful experience! Our 4 year old granddaughter loved feeding the sting-rays. She loved the tanks where she good touch a horseshoe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
blondie998
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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our family to FOCC a and had a wonderful experience! Our 4 year old granddaughter loved feeding the sting-rays. She loved the tanks where she good touch a horseshoe crab. Great gift shop! Over 200 volunteers donating there time to a wonderful place to see sea life!

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Stuart, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple and interesting place to take your family that won't break the bank. Make sure you do the Stingray Feeding the Turtle Talk and the fish feeding.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for all ages. My grandchildren loved seeing and hearing about the stingrays, but especially enjoyed feeding them. We loved watching them enjoying themselves.

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Thank CathMA
Stuart, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a most impressive looking venue, but just go in and be surprised! From the first wet "touch tank" as they are labelled if, in fact, you can immerse your hand and touch the "critters". Some labelled "do not touch" and please believe it. Wonderful, comprehensive displays and great docents. Lots for the kids to do and take home. Watched... More 

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibits and lots of fun for the whole family. Pet the stingrays...walk to the beach. This place is great for a day outside in Stuart.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun, inexpensive place to check out!! Great place for kids & a couple of nice trails towards the intercoast.

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haworth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Please go, it is wonderful for adults and children. They do a wonderful job there and it is not too expensive.worth the time and money

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit this morning. The volunteers were great as the tours, which are a must, were fun and educational. Feeding stingrays, seeing sea turtles and feeding their large school of various fish took 90 minutes. Then there is a nature walk through mangroves to the river.

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Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to go for either 10:30 or 1:30, because that is when you are able to feed the stingrays right out of your hand. The turtles and sharks are neat to see as well.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Coastal Center is located on A1A at the south end of Hutchinson Island. Parking is easy and free. The center has small tanks with local fish, a kid and adult-friendly ray petting pool, small tanks for touching various crabs and other small sea creatures,a small, clear pond for observing large fish (sharks, tarpon, and others), a sea tortoise observation... More 

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