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.
Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center Reviews
My kids enjoyed this place in 2012 and again in 2019. They got to feed and learn about stingrays. They really enjoyed looking at massive aquarium with nurse sharks, snook, and tarpon. more »
Very educational, great place for the family. Nice to learn about and see the local sea life. Sting ray petting was also great more »
Very friendly staff. Nature trail is very informative, bring bug spray as certain spots has very hungry mosquitoes. Gift shop has good prices, something for everyone. Picnic tables-so you can enjoy a picnic lunch. Would definitely go again. 😁
Great information and education about local marine wildlife. But the pricing is a bit expensive for how small the attractions are. The sea turtles are the best part. Kids did have fun. 90% of the attractions are outside in the elements. They do allow you to bring in your own food and drink. Overall okay.
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