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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

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890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
+1 772-225-0505
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Great place!

This was well worth the time. Very educational and fun to feed the rays! I learned a lot about the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Pretty cool

This is a neat and educational place for anyone! Lots of outside hands on activities for younger... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Moyock, North Carolina
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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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  • Average7%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
+1 772-225-0505
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was well worth the time. Very educational and fun to feed the rays! I learned a lot about the habitats of turtles . They are a non profit trying to educate the public on how pollution and global warming has changed the estuary in...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a neat and educational place for anyone! Lots of outside hands on activities for younger kids. Being able to feed to stingrays is awesome! Loved the game fish feeding as well! Definately worth going.

Thank stevenwU2875PV
Reviewed 6 days ago

On a really cold day we still enjoyed the remarkable presentation by the educators on turtles, game fish, and rays. They were very well informed and interesting to visitors of all ages.

Thank compost4all
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is clean and well maintained. Being able to feed the sting rays was a lot of fun. There are a lot of turtles to see. The staff is very friendly and informative. The gift shop is also nice. A pleasant...More

Thank Rock-0la
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place its neat that you are able to hold and touch the animals and sea life here. I love coming here to hear more and see new animals that come here and the old ones who still live here.

Thank Travelgirl2111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Volunteers provide informative presentations that appeal to kids and adults. Loved petting the sting rays and feeding them.... just not at the same time. Visit and learn why!

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the nearby Vistana Beach Club in Jensen and came to the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center for a few hours one day. The Center occupies a large plot of land all dedicated to conservation and education. There is a large man made lagoon...More

1  Thank rebecca m
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We fed the rays. Got to see teeth of sheepshead up close. Would go back again and again. Walk around huge tank with many fish. Have a friend in Stuart who always invites to visit the coastal center. Very pleasant time

1  Thank Shellqueen2014
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We hadn't planned on stopping here but had a few extra hours. What a pleasant surprise this turned out to be. A great place for families with little kids for just curious people.

1  Thank Jonas K
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Stingray feeding time was very special for my grandchildren and they also loved seeing the sharks and turtles. Our guides very knowledgeable and good with kids. Also have good indoor displays and a nice little gift shop.

1  Thank Ebelle66
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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.