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St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Awesome experience !

The staff here is amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Recommend going during one of the... read more

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Hannah D
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Wonderful close-up view of local sea life

We arrived at a rainy afternoon respite from the nearby beaches and were delighted at the close-up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Port Richey, Florida
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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...more
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420 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949-3138
+1 772-462-3474
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Reviewed today via mobile

The staff here is amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Recommend going during one of the feeding frenzies and having the tour. Great place!

Thank Hannah D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at a rainy afternoon respite from the nearby beaches and were delighted at the close-up view we could get of all the local sea life. We arrived just before feeding time so that the critters were not only seen at their liveliest but...More

Thank rnewel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family enjoys aquariums and has been to numerous in the country. While this is not a large aquarium, it is still worth the visit and experience. We were fortunate to be there during feeding time and that certainly added to the positive experience. Some...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Small aquarium but very nice.....we saw some tanks and a staff member was on hand to answers our question. They also had a staff member at tha tank that allowed us to handle some of the sea creatures.....very nice.

Thank Winnebago2010
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We have a nice visit. The Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable! We enjoyed our visit and the area was nice to see and visit.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We have been annual members of the Smithsonian Aquarium for going on 5 years now. When out daughter was little and you asked her what she wanted to do, so ALWAYS chose the aquarium. The volunteers and scientist are great and there is always something...More

Thank Melony W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Aquarium was small but Tuesdays were free and they had many volunteers there to answer any questions.

Thank Y9246RYlindam
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Informative, visually stimulating, and interactive for all. Interesting displays, touch tank and place for children to play with age appropriate items. Extremely reasonably priced.

Thank Krista S
Reviewed 3 July 2018

There is so much to see and learn here! The aquariums are set up by their habitats; Mangroves, coral reef, nearshore reef, oculina reef, seagrass beds and hardbottom habitats. There is a very nice touch tank setup with several types of crabs, starfish and even...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The Smithsonian Aquarium is a nice stop along the way to the beach. It is informative, fun, interactive, and interesting. Young or old you will enjoy yourself and it will not cost an arm and a leg.

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Donald F
9 June 2015|
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Response from Smithsonian Mar... S | Property representative |
Hello Donald, thank you for your interest in visiting the Aquarium! Admission is $3 for seniors (age 55+) and children, and $4 for adults. Children age 3 and under are free. We look forward to seeing you soon!