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St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

Features Animals
420 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949-3138
+1 772-462-3474
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had a blast

Small aquarium but excellent for the price. many people around to answer questions. and you could... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
George M
Great little gem

This is a great little place it's full of beautiful sea creatures that kids love to explore it's a... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Wyoming, Michigan
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Our focus is on displaying ecosystems as complex communities of organisms interacting in their environment. At the Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, visitors can explore six different Florida marine habitats and learn about the complexity and importance of marine ecosystems. The largest aquarium is a model of a Caribbean coral reef. Other displays include living models of seagrass, mangrove, estuarine and nearshore habitats, as well as a deepwater Oculina coral reef. There are several smaller aquarium displays and a touch tank where you can meet some of our local sea creatures. Feeding Frenzy tours daily at 10:30am and Snack Time tours daily at 2:30pm. Behind-the-Scenes tour Saturday at 2:00pm.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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420 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949-3138
+1 772-462-3474
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small aquarium but excellent for the price. many people around to answer questions. and you could also see the Florida museum.

Thank George M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great little place it's full of beautiful sea creatures that kids love to explore it's a small facility and will sometimes have small school groups go through but still not to over crowded we loved it and try to make it a...More

Thank Samijojo7037
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This is a small aquarium make no mistake. It's the size of a moderate detached house and a walk round will take 5 minutes. So at $3 it's good value but per minute it's up there with Disneyland. It's a largely public funded, locally focussed...More

1  Thank RGTLondon
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

It's not some big aquarium but it's cool filled with local sea life. Also good information and kids loved it! I believe it's no entrance fee on Tuesday so that was a plus!

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Loved this - small but great learning experience with hands on exhibits, touching tank with so much to see and touch. We also arrived prior to 10:30 am when the feeding frenzy occurs, they discuss the different tanks and its inhabitants and then you see...More

Thank froggie93
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Twice a day there are guided tours during feeding time. That is the time to go. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly answering all of our questions. This aquarium is small but so is the price ($3 for children and seniors, $4 for adults).

Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

You get insight on what is in the water that we swim and boat in. What's below the surface and how it lives and multiplies. It only takes about a half hour to an hour to walk thru and gain some knowledge on what is...More

Thank billhambor
Reviewed 26 June 2017

A quality aquarium and staff. Lots of interesting and interactive displays to keep you and the kids busy for an hour or so.

Reviewed 23 June 2017

There is a lot to see and some hands on things that young children enjoy doing and keeps them interested in sea life

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We take our granddaughter here when she visits. Lots of interactive displays and much to be learned about the ocean and its creatures. There is also a kids play area and a beach adjoining.

Thank dmbroadley
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Donald F
8 June 2015|
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Response from Smithsonian Mar... S | Property representative |
Hello Donald, thank you for your interest in visiting the Aquarium! Admission is $3 for seniors (age 55+) and children, and $4 for adults. Children age 3 and under are free. We look forward to seeing you soon!