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“Interesting Place”

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center
Ranked #1 of 61 things to do in Stuart
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 17, 2012

This is an interesting place and very educational. They even have turtle evening hunts but the turtles and eggs are protected and undisturbed at all times. Very educational place to bring the kids and a very interesting place for adults.

1  Thank Greg-Linda-Harlow
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

It's worth going out of your way to stop here to feed the rays (10 am and 2 pm), watch the staff feed the fish and giant turtles in the salt-water lake, take the nature trail, learn about the fascinating Indian River Lagoon

2  Thank HampsteadCarrie
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

A must place to visit if you need a break from the sun. They have a large lagoon area which is abundant with sea life. You can also hand feed the stingrays and Giraffe if you like. Not crowded at all worth the admission fee.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Kids love the Stingrays and the activity area. Go during the winter if you're planning on doing the Nature Trail. Right across from Stuart Beach.

Thank 34657Katie
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

It was educational but also fun for my 2 boys. They were able to touch and feed the stingrays. The man told us a lot about the rays and answered all of our questions. There was an activity area, which was great for my almost 3 year old who was ready to get active. We didn't do the walking trails because were had to leave, but it looked good from the beginning pathway.

Thank Stephanie M
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