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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

Features Animals
890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
+1 772-225-0505
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Stringray interaction!

This center is a wonderful place to show kids about Florida’s beautiful ocean creatures. They have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stuart, Florida
via mobile
Fun, friendly

What an amazing place! We stopped in not knowing what to expect and were immediately thrilled that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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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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  • Average8%
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“touch tank” (45 reviews)
“sea turtles” (56 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 6 days ago via mobile

This center is a wonderful place to show kids about Florida’s beautiful ocean creatures. They have a string ray tank and you can touch them. Also they have some sea turtles in a huge estuary with some game fish of Florida that are on display....More

Thank ihdagryhnd
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place! We stopped in not knowing what to expect and were immediately thrilled that we did. The staff and volunteers are absolutely marvelous the sea life fascinating, and we all want to take a sting ray home for a pet!(not really, they're...More

Thank staciehevener
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids and adults enjoyed the visit. Lots to learn and new experiences for everyone. Kidsovedvthe stingray pool.

Thank Y3537WNrichardr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are super knowledgeable and friendly. Learned a lot both adults and kids. Went for toddlers birthday. They even announced her name and wished her happy birthday. Fed stingrays, touch tank with crabs, sea cucumbers..play area with boat and learning center. Sea turtle exhibit and...More

Thank n4md
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A highlight of his trip and we enjoyed it just as much! Small but lots to see if you slow the pace and take it all in. Nice air conditioned gift center. Well staffed with caring volunteers.

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great environmental education experience highlighting local fish and wildlife. When we were there center had a hands on stingray feeding/petting aquarium.

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This facility is excellent for children, but boring for adults. The stingray exhibit is cool, as well as the pond.

Thank jack11701
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Have visited here a few times. First to a gala, second with niece and third with some friends. Enjoyed it all three times. Fun touch tank area, great exhibits, informative and welcoming.

Thank BTDavey
Reviewed 25 August 2017

While visiting the area a local family recommended going to the Center, I am so glad I went. I learned so much and the highlight was getting to touch and feed the stingrays! What an experience

2  Thank PW541
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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.

1  Thank Salvatore2412
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barbara f
29 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.
14 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.
6 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.