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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

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Address: 890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
Phone Number: +1 772-225-0505
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great placed for the kids

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Greyhound_Express
Frankfort, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank jtingle2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and informative. Feed live sea rays. Learn about the ocean as a habitat and how to protect it from human abuse.

Thank David W
Stuart, Florida
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a great place to take the kids. Its fun and educational and interactive. So many sea creatures to learn about.

Thank deetee6
Sheffield, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our sons 8 and 5 loved this place and so did we! Get there early for the 10:30am Stingray feeding! The staff is wonderful! Lily the Loggerhead turtle was a fan favorite! The nature walk was fun! Well worth the $12 for adults and $6 for kids! Our kids loved it so much they decided they wanted to donate and... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful arrangement of marine life to be discovered or touched by children. The volunteers make the difference. Taking the walk tour is a must to learn also about the mangroves and other tree species. Clearly a place to visit

Thank Anci M
Cambridge, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A real hands on experience for kids. They can see and learn of the various species that live in the ocean off Florida. I would suggest checking ahead to find out the feeding time for the sharks. We thought the best exhibit was the stingrays where they get the opportunity to touch them as well as snails, clams etc.

Thank Holidays2093
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I've come here and I really like bringing Florida visitors here. If you can make the show times (check ahead online or call) the sting ray feeding is my favorite feature of this park. It seems a little scary at first but is quite the thrill if you power through! Beautiful nature trail as well,... More 

Thank Lisa N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Discover Stuart FL marine life education and fun! This is an exciting place to visit with all ages from young children to adults. There is something for everyone to see. They even have touch tanks to get up close with the marine life. One of Stuart's great locations for fun.

Thank Debi P
Stuart, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My grandchildren always love this and I am always willing to go again! Be sure to find out what time the Stingrays are fed-highlight of the experience usually. There are plenty of adult volunteers to answer the many questions and give information about sea creatures as visitors hold them. Inside there are many more hands on experiences that are of... More 

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