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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

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890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
+1 772-225-0505
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We visited the aquarium in a recent trip to the area. We were able to feed the stingrays and learn... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bonita B
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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Awesome place!

This was a great place for adults and kids of all ages, it was on the smaller side, but there was... read more

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Jennifer P
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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, FL situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. As a leading state and nationally recognized environmental organization, Florida Oceanographic offers educational programs to people of all ages and conducts research and restoration programs that lead to healthy coastal ecosystems. Join us in our mission "to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy” today.
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“sea turtles” (67 reviews)
“touch tank” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
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+1 772-225-0505
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"sea turtles"
in 67 reviews
"touch tank"
in 45 reviews
"feed the stingrays"
in 44 reviews
"game fish"
in 40 reviews
"nature trail"
in 47 reviews
"marine life"
in 31 reviews
"horseshoe crabs"
in 17 reviews
"sting ray"
in 15 reviews
"local fish"
in 14 reviews
"butterfly garden"
in 13 reviews
"turtle talk"
in 12 reviews
"all ages"
in 43 reviews
"feeding times"
in 10 reviews
"stingray pool"
in 9 reviews
"large fish"
in 8 reviews
"large lagoon"
in 8 reviews
"mangrove swamp"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the aquarium in a recent trip to the area. We were able to feed the stingrays and learn about the Sea Turtles. The talks on each of the animals was highly informative and interactive. Unfortunately during the visit my daughter was taken ill....More

Thank Bonita B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great place for adults and kids of all ages, it was on the smaller side, but there was plenty to do. And seeing as the admission goes to a good cause, I was happy to pay. They had an adorable little gift...More

Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There isn't really much to the place, but it's a nice quiet place to see wildlife anfld learn about the ecology of the area. Very friendly staff.

Thank Joseph B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are members here now, we enjoy this place more and more, kids have so much fun petting stingrays and other exhibits they are showcasing. The volunteer staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Very educational as well. A must if you are here.

Thank istrainer1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I volunteer at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and took a trip to visit this center. I was very impressed by the displays and the educational talks on sea turtles and marine life in general. The speaker was very knowledgeable (I believe he has a Phd in...More

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boys and I love to visit this place. The educational presentations, the stingray feeding, the sea turtles, the saltwater game fish pond with sharks and the nature trail are all a part of the experience. We also participated in the Nighttime Turtle Walk program...More

Thank Brian K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very educational experience for young children as they delight in feeding and petting (though not at the same time) the stingrays. The salt water lake is very well stocked with many species & the nurse sharks are impressive.The staff provide in depth...More

Thank stratto2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took some friends here recently. Very interesting and informative. would go again especially with young children.

Thank JMac1952
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but very well run. Fun with the stingrays. Great programs and good information. Worth a couple ours of your time.

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

When we want to share our town and ocean experience, we take our visitor's here. It's a microcosm of our coast both in the sea life you can experience first hand and the beautiful trails you can walk. We point out all the trees and...More

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Dianna F
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
$12 for adults, 3-6 $6., under 3 free
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John D
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Ebelle66 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. There are several hands-on exhibits which my grandchildren loved, but they are older. There is plenty of space to walk around and enjoy nature, but I don't necessarily think a 15 month old would get much from... More
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barbara f
March 29, 2017|
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Response from Where-2-go-4-help | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's a small ramp with long attached handrails. There's plenty of shades benches throughout the property.
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