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St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit
Ranked #4 of 89 things to do in Fort Pierce
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Owner description: Our focus is on displaying ecosystems as complex communities of organisms interacting in their environment. At the Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, visitors can explore six different Florida marine habitats and learn about the complexity and importance of marine ecosystems. The largest aquarium is a model of a Caribbean coral reef. Other displays include living models of seagrass, mangrove, estuarine and nearshore habitats, as well as a deepwater Oculina coral reef. There are several smaller aquarium displays and a touch tank where you can meet some of our local sea creatures. Feeding Frenzy tours daily at 10:30am and Snack Time tours daily at 2:30pm. Behind-the-Scenes tour Saturday at 2:00pm.
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Don't go expecting to see big wonderful aquariums. It might be a good place to kill and hour but not really worth the trip in itself. There was one big aquarium in the front. I suggest see that and leave before you have to pay the $4 to see 6 or 7 other small tanks.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

we went here last month.. though its not what we expected to be we had fun.the place is small but they some amazing sea creatures plus the amazing friendly staff.. if you are a fish /ocean creature lover the staff gave some histories and backgrounds about the creatures that they have.. at 1030 am they have the fish feeding and some lecture so its good to catch that too.. if you love buying souvenirs they have it too and its cheap...

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We went to the museum/aquarium . It was interesting though fairly small. Okay for a quick trip.the staff was helpful. Enjoyed the touch exhibit and the coral display .

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Beautiful small place to enjoy. Loved the touch tank. Run by adorable friendly staff, mostly volunteers. A must see for young children to help them appreciate our oceans. Plan on a return trip every year on our florida vacation.

Thank Dialuvsjeeps
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

It was fun looking at all the various tanks that are set up showing the various local environments. We walked around looking at sea creatures in tanks, petted some baby rays, looked in a microscope, watched a movie, saw some shells and watched a feeding frenzy.

Thank Mark C
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