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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  • We arrived at the centre at 10am, just as it was opening. There is a large car park for the centre. I was using a wheelchair but there was no problem with access to any part of the center. We started ...  more »
  • After visiting the Elliott Museum, we went to lunch, and someone recommended this place. We got to see some sea turtles and learn a lot about the local environment. I was particularly happy to pat som...  more »
  • We arrived just before 11am, which was perfect because that is when the Sea Turtle Program starts! We went to all three programs, and on the hour nature trail walk (with a guide who taught about the f...  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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