Coastal Center

Admissions building at the Coastal Center
Stingrays inside the Gamefish Lagoon
Gamefish Lagoon
About the Coastal Center

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.

2018 tripadvisor certificate of excellence

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Holiday Closures:

New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Admission Prices

Adults: $12 

Children (3-12): $6 

Children ages 2 and under: FREE

Members: FREE

Purchase your tickets online here
Stingray Feeding Program

Monday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. 

Sunday: 1:00 p.m.

Sea Turtle Program

Monday-Saturday:  11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:30 p.m.

Gamefish Feeding Program

Monday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Sunday: 2:00 p.m.

Nature Trail

(Guided nature trail walks available. Call ahead for details!)

Monday-Saturday: Trail open until 4:00 p.m.

Sunday: Trail open until 3:00 p.m.

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.