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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

#1 of 59 things to do in Stuart Features Animals
890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
+1 772-225-0505
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great place to visit, over and over.

We have been there at least 20 times. Never gets old and great for the kids. New improvements as it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Staff/volunteers make the experience top-notch!

My parents (PSL snowbirds), my wife, and our two boys, 10 and 12, would have had a great time just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bryan Y
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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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“touch tank” (44 reviews)
“sea turtles” (56 reviews)
“game fish” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
+1 772-225-0505
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been there at least 20 times. Never gets old and great for the kids. New improvements as it grows.. Does a wonderful job educating the public about our enviroment.

Thank Salvatore2412
Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents (PSL snowbirds), my wife, and our two boys, 10 and 12, would have had a great time just walking through and observing the exhibits, but the best part of the experience is the people working/volunteering there- everyone we interacted with was friendly, knowledgeable,...More

Thank Bryan Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time we went here was to bring our grandsons. They absolutely loved it. That has been so many years ago and they are grown men now but still talk about their visit! Things have changed now. I took several family members to visit...More

Thank Cancay3
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to do at Oceanographic. Feeding the stingrays is a great learning experience. There is a short presentation about the stingray family and then the kids get to feed the stingrays. There is a lagoon with many fish, sharks and turtles to...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take the kids or grownups to spend a couple of hours learning about and playing with saltwater fish and turtles. Very reasonable and inlightning.

Thank Bob O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been coming to this museum for over 5 years.from the first time we visited, we vappreciated the emphasis on education and all attempts to make the experience hands-on. Not ti be missed is feeding the stingrays after a very informative talk overlooking...More

Thank LouisaMay561
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought an extended family - 9 adults, three kids and two newborns to check this place out. The main "shark" and fish pond was shallow enough to see everything in the water, and the docent was very informative and patient with all the kids'...More

Thank Pasm28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great morning here. I expected to only spend an hour or so, but ending up grabbing sandwiches from the Publix next door, having a picnic, and spending the day. My kids loved feeding the stingrays and learning about the turtles. We learned...More

Thank ghostpepper4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can be enjoyed by all ages, this has a lot to offer families, as well as adults. The trails are wonderful as is the ray feeding areas.

Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We took 70 4th grade students here for a field trip. The kids loved every minute of it. The lagoon was beautiful and the students loved seeing all the sharks swimming around. The staff are very knowledgeable and spoke about each individual turtle they are...More

Thank whitakes
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barbara f
30 March 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.
15 March 2017|
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Response from Wanake | Reviewed this property |
It is an outstanding spot to visit for adults and kids. They are staffed by full time employees and a number of volunteers. Cost should be an issue for a visit as the whole experience is educational and fun.
7 August 2016|
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Response from toni g | Reviewed this property |
Check the website and time ur visit to take advantage of talks and tank program. In between there's plenty to see, staff is great.