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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great day adventure!

Awesome little spot to feed stingrays, look at huge game fish, and check out sea turtles. Good way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leslie C
via mobile
Everyone loves this place

Great place for out of town visitors or just revisiting with the family.Everyone loves the sting... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
tanya d
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Great for small children, but not a lot to keep them busy for a while. We purchased the membership, so when we only stay for 20-30mins at a time, it isn't a total bust. They have a few touch tanks which are nice, but not as large as I would've imagined.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

I have brought my son here over and over at various ages of his life and he and I have enjoyed this beloved hands-on "museum of local sea life" every time. He is now 20 and still wanted to go. The highlight is always feeding the Rays, but we also now love the sea turtles. We ended up going on a night time sea turtle walk with the Oceanographic this week and witnessed the most amazing experience. We were taught all about the sea turtles and how rich this area is blessed as the nesting site for 3 of the 7 existing kinds of sea turtles. We watched (late at night) as a 280 lb Loggerhead sea turtle dug a hole and laid approx 100 eggs the size of ping pong balls. then she carefully covered them up and patted them in and headed back to the sea. We cried as she entered the ocean again. This place is a gem on Hutchinson Island!

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

We drove 16 miles from Jupiter with our grandkids and thier parents in tow to visit this amazing place. Our twin grandkids age 28 months to my husband 68 years old were very much entertained. The staff is very informative talking about the sting rays, the turtles, and the lagoon pool. Arrived for the sting ray feeding (you get to feed them) then went to the turtle talk, then the fish feeding at the lagoon. We took the nature walk to the Indian River Lagoon over boardwalks and great shaded trails. You can bring food and drinks and eat on one of the many shaded picinic tables.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a great facility. There is lots to do. It is more geared for you little ones, ages 0-10. There are aquariums with several different kinds of fish. Outside you will find a stingray tank where you can pet and feed them. If you want to feed them while you there, call ahead and check the feeding times. We were late for feeding time and ended up just petting them. There is also a lagoon with sea turtles, lots of fish and a couple sharks in it. There is a touch tank with sea urchins, horse shoe crabs and sea cucumbers, that was neat. There is also a nature trail. Price was very reasonable. I had two 14 year old girls with me, we had a good time but they were ready to after they had seen the sea turtles and pet the sting rays. This facility is a must if you have kids under 10!

2  Thank Emily P
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Fun for all ages! You can pet and feed a stingray, touch urchins and horseshoe crabs, watch local gamefish feed, view the sea turtles and walk a nice nature trail through the natural island ecosystem down to the Indian River Lagoon. All this while learning about the local animals and habitats! A must for visitors and locals alike!

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