FAQ

We are located on Hutchinson Island at 890 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, Florida 34996. 

Florida Oceanographic is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

ADMISSION PRICES

Adults: $12 

Children (3-12): $6 

Children under 3: FREE

Members: FREE

Our visitor's center, pavilions, and all of our boardwalks and walkways are ADA compliant. However, our Nature Trail consists of both boardwalks and natural terrain walkways.

Memberships are available for both individuals and families, at various levels of giving. Please visit our membership page for all the details.

From time to time, coupons to the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center are featured in various publications. We do offer a military discount for service men and women. As a tangible expression of our appreciation for their service, all active or retired military members, as well as Coast Guard and National Guard or Reservists will receive complimentary admission by show of their military ID. 

Yes, we offer field trips and outreach visits for every grade level. Our programs meet the New Generation Florida State Standards for every grade level. For more information, please visit our School Groups Programs.

Drink vending machines are available near the picnic tables, but no food concessions are sold on site. We are located next door to Publix supermarket and have covered picnic tables available for visitors. We do ask that all food is consumed in the designated picnic table area and trash is discarded in the proper receptacles in order to protect our marine life residents' environment.

Our Visitor's Center and Exhibit Hall are located indoors, and our Stingray and Sea Star pavilions are covered with fans and misters. However, the lagoon, nature trail, and connecting pathways are outdoors and uncovered. Therefore, some areas of the Coastal Center are weather permitting.

The full length of the Nature Trail is one mile. However, there is a short trail path that is 1/3 of a mile in length.

Yes, all major credit cards are accepted at our Visitor's Center and Gift Shop.

Yes, Florida Oceanographic offers many volunteer opportunities. For detailed information, please visit our Volunteer page.

Please do not touch or relocate any of these animals. Call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 888-404-3922 to report the incident.

 

No, we do not currently offer boat tours, but you may call Sunshine Wildlife Tours at (772) 219-0148.