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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
Today
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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An easily accessible drive (just over the bridge from Sewall's Point). A nice selection of exhibits.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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East Lansing, Michigan
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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An easily accessible drive (just over the bridge from Sewall's Point). A nice selection of exhibits.

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Kankakee, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pleasant morning or afternoon visit. We did hands on feeding the sting rays. Listened to the turtle talk and the game fish talk. The displays in the center are informative. We ran out of time to walk all the way around the nature trail, but would like to go back and finish that. The price seemed a... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ospreys, nite herons and great horned owls in season (look up at Indian village) are the reasons we live in florida. Great for children ie touch tank with rays. Enjoy, there's nothing but to love.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first visit to this place and we were a bit disappointed. The light display was a dozen Christmas trees in the grassy area. This might be a better venue to check out in the daytime when the exhibits are open. However, the price seems a bit steep for the exhibits we saw.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's touch tanks with animal feedings. The staff are very informative. But I wouldn't plan on spending the whole day here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for adults seniors and kids this wonder nature park has it all from turtles and sting rays to sharks and tarpon to a wonderful nature trail through a prehistoric hammock. All sorts of hands on things for kids to do including touching sting rays and crabs to feeding of sharks. Don't miss this park. Enjoy.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place hasn't really changed or gotten better in 15 years. They charge way too much for admission, especially for kids, and their exhibits could be more extensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chance to get up close to nature! Go on a cooler day because it can get extremely hot!! If it's to hot you may not enjoy the hikes etc

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Make sure you get there for the 10:30 stingray feeding! Before the feeding you can touch the rays as they swim wildly around the pool waiting for food. If you put your hand into the water they will come over thinking you have food. After an informative talk about rays they will give you shrimp or other food to feed... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

This was a really fun place for our family members of all ages! You can touch, learn, feed stingrays, and so much more. Gotta check it out!

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