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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Wow! This is really a neat attraction. Touch stingrays and feed them as well. See sharks being... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sharon C
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went today with my granddaughter... got to touch and feed the stingrays and observe turtles as well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scoomy88
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1627
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow! This is really a neat attraction. Touch stingrays and feed them as well. See sharks being fed. Lots of fish swimming everywhere! Something for everyone!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went today with my granddaughter... got to touch and feed the stingrays and observe turtles as well as other fish...staff and volunteers are first rate... highly recommend for kids of all ages.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Florida Oceanographic Center is a very family friendly place to visit. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. You can feed and pet stingrays but don't worry the stingrays barbs are trimmed and can't sting you. They also have touch tanks with snails and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank natmattbush
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading so many placards on the local beaches about the sea turtles' mating & laying season and admiring the area's strong sense of protection for these creatures, we really wanted to see a living one. We were directed to the Oceanographic Center where we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suzanne m
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This place is an education center and a rehab for turtles surrounded by a preserve and on the Indian River. Very peaceful and great time for the whole family. We love the seahorse tank and the feeding of the water inhabitants. Sharks especially. My grandson...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

It's small but it was worth the visit. There is a touch tank with snails, sea cucumbers, hermit crabs and sea urchins. Not only can you touch the sting rays you can feed them. The presentations on the sea turtles, sting rays and fish /...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank meowsrus
Reviewed 2 December 2018

This is a great place to relax, learn about sea creatures, and just enjoy nature. The trail through the center is very peaceful and you can spend as little or as much time there as you wish. You can see everything in a few hours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank headingtoflorida
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

I took my 8 year old here for an afternoon and we both had so much fun and learned a ton! We were thrilled to learn that we could help feed the stingrays. We will be back!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sabrinac844
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We were staying across the street at the Marriott and decided to spend an afternoon at the OCC. We were so glad we did. The presentations were informative and educational. They have a Stingray exhibit (kids can touch and feed them), a turtle presentation, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LoveTravel282376
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Awesome little spot to feed stingrays, look at huge game fish, and check out sea turtles. Good way to spend a few hours and learn a little about the animals on the treasure coast.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Dianna F
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
$12 for adults, 3-6 $6., under 3 free
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John D
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Response from Ebelle66 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. There are several hands-on exhibits which my grandchildren loved, but they are older. There is plenty of space to walk around and enjoy nature, but I don't necessarily think a 15 month old would get much from... More
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barbara f
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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.
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