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Emerald Coast Science Center

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Address: 31 Memorial Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6534
Phone Number: +1 850-664-1261
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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The Emerald Coast Science Center is a hands-on museum for families located...

The Emerald Coast Science Center is a hands-on museum for families located behind the baseball field at Seabreeze Park. With touchable exhibits there is fun for all families!

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Ok but not great

This place ok but not the greatest. Doesn't have a lot of exhibits to do. For the most part, seems to be geared towards younger kids and my 10 yr old grandson had an OK time so... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
Roy L C
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Simply excellent way to spend a few hours with the kids exploring the wonders of science. Very affordable as well.

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Thank Shawn L
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Shawn! More 

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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Went here on a rainy day while at Okaloosa Island. We were able to spend 2 to 3 hours here. It is not very crowded and there are many on hand exhibits to entertain the kids ages 6, 9, and 11. Would recommend if looking for something to do for a couple of hours.

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Thank Andy R
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you were able to make the most of your rainy day, we hope to see you again on another visit! More 

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60 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This place ok but not the greatest. Doesn't have a lot of exhibits to do. For the most part, seems to be geared towards younger kids and my 10 yr old grandson had an OK time so Overall we had a good time. Give it a try sometime.

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Thank Roy L C
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit. We are actively working to improve our exhibits and signage in our little nonprofit. We have some exciting new exhibits coming in this year - be sure to keep an eye on our website. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Okay, I wasn't impressed by this place, but my kids really liked it and that is what counts. They had a blast playing with the mega bubbles and the "Learning Exchange" type toys. There are puzzles set up all over the place which are fun for kids and adults. There are a few animals in cages which my kids pretty... More 

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Thank Veronica D
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

We are happy to hear your children enjoyed their visit! We are always working to update our exhibits in our little nonprofit. The turtles can be shy, our apologies that they wouldn't come out and say hello during your visit! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Pretty cool place to see! It wasn't too packed either. A little hard to find but was still interesting

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Thank Melanie K
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. With our move just over a year and a half ago, we are still working out the kinks for online directions. We are happy to hear you had a good time! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Keep an open mind, explore, and you will have fun. While the first impression about this place is that is isn't up to date. Almost all of the activities and stations are maintained and usable. Just about every single display and station was completely interactive and educational. My brother and I took my 2 kids, 9 and 7, while we... More 

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Thank John R
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your experience down! While some of our exhibits are a bit older, we are working hard to get our little nonprofit updated. We should have some new an exciting things on your next visit! More 

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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

My son loves this place. We visit every other month and it's always entertaining. If you have out of town visitors here and tired of the beach, take them here.

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Thank NavarreLocal2001
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum! We are happy to hear that you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Improvements are needed. Our two grandchildren and niece were not impressed. Activities need to be updated.

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Thank Lisa F
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit as much as we hoped. We are indeed working to improve our exhibits! We have many exhibits that are enjoyable for all ages, but if you visit us again in a few months, we will have some new things and we know you'll... More 

NKY
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Very small and the exhibits are packed together and not really great. We spent about 30 minutes there and left. The brain quizzes are good but the hurricane simulator costs $2 and just blows air straight down on you.

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Thank ILTJ
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. While we are only 8,000 sq feet we like to think that there is lots to do in our little museum and that it is a great experience for the admission rates. We have a number of improvements coming in the next few months and hope... More 

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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Took my family here on a "beach rainout" day. The kids enjoyed all the hands on activities,parents did as well. The center is not very big, but did take about 2 hours to complete every activity. The staff was very friendly as well.

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Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you were able to still enjoy your rainy day at the beach. We are always looking to add new experiences, so be sure to come back on your next visit! More 

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