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Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

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718 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-765-8101
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Off the beaten path, this was a great little find. Great stop before dinner of after lunch to spend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth R
North Olmsted, Ohio
A Real Little Gen

My grandson (age 12) and I spent a great time at this unique marine center. Going through the tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Naperville, Illinois
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Welcome to the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center located at 718 Fisherman's Wharf on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach, Fl. For 26 years, the Center provides a Marine Science Experience through interactive exhibits, aquariums, touch tank, one of kind collections and unique displays. Open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. with both guided and self-guided tours. A donation of $5.00 per adult and $3.00 for children over 6 years of age is suggested. Always FREE for Foundation Members. Call for feeding times, it's an opportunity to see many of our reclusive marine specimens that come out of hiding for lunch. Touch a starfish, put your head in the mouth of a shark, see how sea turtles hatch, and much more. Open by appointment only July 12 through July 28th as we are hosting our annual Children's Summer Camp.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
718 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-765-8101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off the beaten path, this was a great little find. Great stop before dinner of after lunch to spend a little time 30mins or less.More if you have kids with you- there is some touch displays etc.Great way to identify some of your treasures from...More

1  Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My grandson (age 12) and I spent a great time at this unique marine center. Going through the tour we learned about the estuary surrounding FMB, shells, fish and mammals common to the area, and a bit of history of the area. We also were...More

Thank Palmview
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Great tour. Lots of fun! Well worth the time and the staff is wonderful as well. Family, friends and children would enjoy

Thank FtMyersBeachGirl
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

You really get your money's worth on the tour of the shrimp industry working waterfront that also includes a docent led tour of the marine science center. You will be able to identify so much more of what you see on your beach walks after...More

Thank Go_Ask_Eddie
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This place is great for about 45 minutes. The lady working there (Madilyn?) was. So nice and I learned a lot from her while there. Had so much fun touching the horseshoe crabs and stingray. Neat displays. Even the gift shop area isn't pricey. Worth...More

Thank dsLarMar
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Visited on a rainy afternoon with my 2 teenagers. Very small, but filled with lots of neat things. The woman who toured us through was very knowledgeable. You can tell she enjoys her job! We learned about the nesting turtles, seashells and local marine life....More

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Very informative and interesting tour and facility. Great info info the different types of shells and sea life that live in the waters around SW FL.

Thank Sandy G
Reviewed 21 June 2017

It is a donation of $5 a person. TAKE THE TOUR WITH LADY when she offers. She is full of knowledge and you will learn so much about the island and what you should go see and what you are missing. We enjoyed the exhibits...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Well it's been crappy rainy today and we decided to check out a museum to kill some time. Glad we stumbled across this little museum! We had Marilyn, who is beyond AWESOME!! She taught is so much. If she wouldn't have been there, I doubt...More

Thank PaulaLaLaB
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Tour of the home of the largest US Shrimp fleet. The best tasting Pink shrimp are found in our own Gulf of Mexico, off Florida's shores. Very interesting tour of the shrimp industry and all the support business that go along with it. Where and...More

Thank PeggieO
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