I had a fantastic getaway with my kids to #DiscoverMartin on Hutchinson Island. During our visit we explored the area and my kids really enjoyed the time we spent at Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, so I wanted to share all the details of this great little Florida attraction hidden in this beautiful beach town.

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Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

 

KIDS CAN FEED STINGRAYS

The stingray tank was my son’s favorite part because he was able to hand feed the stingrays all by himself. Be sure to look at the daily schedule before you go so that you plan to attend this feeding.

HIDDEN TRAILS TO WALK ON HUTCHINSON ISLAND

At the beack of the Coastal Center there are some trails that are fun to walk. On these trails you can get to the Indian River lagoon or take a loop around the mangrove swamp.

HANDS ON OUTDOOR LEARNING

Throughout the facility there are a number of fun hands on activities where kids learn in a play like setting from pretend fishing to stamping animal tracks in the sand.

EDUCATION CENTER

The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Education Center is located on Hutchinson Island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon. The center educated thousands of kids yearly through the on-site programs. With its coastal hardwood hammocks and mangrove swamp communities, the natural site is perfect for education and research giving visitors’ new knowledge about these unique coastal environments.

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center
890 NE Ocean Blvd. | Stuart, Fl 34996
772-225-0505

HOURS:
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

ADMISSION:

Adults $12
Children (3-12) $6
Children under 3 FREE
Members FREE

website: www.floridaocean.org

 

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