Coastal Center

Admissions building at the Coastal Center
Stingrays inside the Gamefish Lagoon
Gamefish Lagoon
coastal center
We’re excited to welcome you back to the Coastal Center!

Please read below for what you need to know before your visit.

The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center reopened to the public on Wednesday, June 10th. For health and safety reasons, we are opening with updated hours, policies and procedures. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

 

Visiting the Coastal Center

Florida Oceanographic staff, volunteers and all guests over the age of 6 are required to wear a facial covering.

The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and guests is very important to us. We have made adjustments to our procedures to follow to CDC, and state and local guidelines, however, by visiting Florida Oceanographic, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to COVID-19.

 

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Hours of Operation

We are open for two (2) daily session from Wednesday – Sunday.

Session One: 10:00am – 12:30pm

Session Two: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Guests will be spaced out upon entry. We are limiting the number of guests on property at a time, as well as setting capacity limits for programming. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, we are an outdoor facility and inclement weather may affect hours of operation and program times.

Holiday Closures:

New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Admission Prices

We are not accepting cash at this time.

Adults: $12 

Children (3-12): $6 

Children ages 2 and under: FREE

Members: FREE

Active and Retired Military: FREE

Purchase your tickets online here

Please note, we are an outdoor facility and inclement weather may affect hours of operation and program times.

Stingray Feeding Program

Wednesday-Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. 

Gamefish feeding Program

Wednesday-Sunday:  11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

sea turtle Program

Wednesday-Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Nature Trail

Wednesday-Sunday: Open 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm 

In accordance with CDC guidelines, we will be enhancing our cleaning and sanitation procedures. High-touch surfaces will be disinfected frequently throughout the day, including in the break between sessions. We will also have hand sanitizing stations available throughout the property.

The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is located on Hutchinson Island. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the 57-acre parcel houses the Society's headquarters, nature trails, 750,000-gallon Game Fish Lagoon, Sea Turtle Pavilion, Children's Activity Pavilion, Sea Star Touch Tank Pavilion, Rays on the Reef Ray Pavilion, and the Frances Langford Visitors Center. With its coastal hardwood hammocks and mangrove swamp communities, the site provides excellent opportunities for education and research aimed at increasing visitors' knowledge of these unique environments.

Service Animals are always welcome at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center.  Service Animals are highly trained working animals that assist a disabled individual with a specific task or tasks.  Service Animals must remain on a leash at all times unless this prevents them from performing their task.  For the health and safety of our guests and the animals that live at the Coastal Center, Emotional Support Animals, Comfort Animals, Companion Animals, Therapy Animals, and other pets are not allowed on Coastal Center property.

890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996

Contact us at info@floridaocean.org or give us a call at 772-225-0505.