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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
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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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Great place to learn about our sea life in Florida and wonderful for the children. Stingray petting keeps the children excited and the turtle rehab is something to see. They have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Edward J
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Hobe Sound, Florida, United States
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Hobe Sound, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to learn about our sea life in Florida and wonderful for the children. Stingray petting keeps the children excited and the turtle rehab is something to see. They have so many different fish species in their natural body of water that are visible for all to see, especially at feeding time. There is a lot more things to... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most wonderful location to view and learn about the environment on the Treasure Coast. Adults and children will learn about the environment by display and hands on learning of the sealife and history of the Treasure Coast.

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful small town venue. Don't expect the Boston Aquarium. The local lore is informative and the volunteer staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. Try to go at feeding times to get the best view of the variety of fish in the manmade lagoon. Nature trails and educational offerings abound. Turtle walks during nesting season are late night adventures, but book... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic display of sea life and their habitats. Especially liked the feeding of the Rays. Volunteers quite knowledgeable and helpful.

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Bronx, NY
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this not expecting much and was pleasantly described. Small enough for most to see all the center without overtaxing yourself. Great for kids and adults alike.

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Thank Frogso
Winnipeg
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 Thank Anna S
Jensen Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 Thank Jose P
Stuart, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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