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Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. 

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. 

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Celebrate Earth month at the Coastal Center! Visit our education table between 12-1 pm on April 17 for a family friendly activity!

Connect the mind and body with nature in a 60 minute yoga class held at Florida Oceanographic Society’s sea turtle pavilion!

Take a look at this video featured on WPTV of the Coastal Center's upcoming expansion. 

On February 21, Governor Ron DeSantis stopped by the Coastal Center to announce that he appointed Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch to the South Water Management Governing Board!