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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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Great Educational Center

This place is small but they do have some unique exhibits worth seeing. There are two exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Glassboro, New Jersey
Get there early to feed the Stingrays!

Our second time visiting while visiting Hutchinson Island and it was great again! Get there early... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sheffield, Pennsylvania
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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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Travellers talk about
“sea turtles” (58 reviews)
“touch tank” (44 reviews)
“game fish” (36 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
+1 772-225-0505
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is small but they do have some unique exhibits worth seeing. There are two exhibits where you can touch and handle different sea creatures. They also have a feeding session where they allow you to feed stingrays. They have a huge game fish...More

Thank Mintkid
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our second time visiting while visiting Hutchinson Island and it was great again! Get there early to pet and feed the stingrays! Then enjoy the rest of the educational talks and the nature trail! We received a discount from staying at the Vistana Beach Club...More

Thank surgtech16rn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for small children and middle schoolers. Lots to look at and interact with rays. Outdoor lagoon very interesting.

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many activities and exhibits that all ages will enjoy this visit to the Florida Oceanographic Coast Center. Feeding at the ray tank occurs on an established schedule. After a delightful explanation, raw fish is distributed to all spectators stationed around the large...More

Thank nanipeggy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the sea squirts program we used to visit here then we moved here full time .we appreciate the work they do thanks!

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little center is amazing for children who are learning about the creatures of the ocean. They offer a little stingray informational show where you get to feed the stingrays (the highlight of the visit) and you got to see the employee feed the sharks...More

Thank travelergirl96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is ok for kids. Not very big but there are fish to see. Kids can pick up live clams etc pet the sting rays

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a last minute tour. Got to feed sting ray’s, see sea turtles and watch a feeding of many different other fish. Very informative tour.

Thank User16
Reviewed 12 October 2017 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 11 October 2017

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

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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.
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.
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.