Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, Stuart

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Embark on a long nature walk through the mangroves of Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, where you'll discover over 4,300 species of plants and animals. This 23 hectare (57 acre) marine life center is home to the Florida Oceanographic Society, comprised of a team of volunteers dedicated to promoting healthy coastal ecosystems through research, restoration, and visitor education. The center offers two lengths of nature walks, where you'll have the chance to see several species of fish, sharks, turtles, and pet stingrays. The fascinating riverside center protects 36 rare and endangered species. To visit Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center on your trip to Stuart, use our Stuart driving holiday planner.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • I've gone three separate times by myself and with family. They love it, we love it, everyone loves it! The volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable. The place is awesome and I am happy to support it. A must see!
  • Love everything about this place. The petting tank, the sea turtles, the huge area with sharks and stingrays. Vey educational and fun. The trail was really wet though.
  • Fun little place with cool petting pools and an awesome refugee pond. Super friendly workers making it a great place to bring kids.
  • Super great place for kids to learn about the oceans and the animals in them. The stingray feeding and the hike to the Indian River are my favorite parts!
  • Great place to spend a couple of hours. Very knowledgeable staff, willing to answer all questions. Awesome presentations. Learned a lot today. Great place to take school age children.

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