CBS12: Record breaking number of manatees die in 2021

Hundreds of manatees have died in the last few months in Florida.

Citizen Science Seagrass Network Training Workshop

Learn about our new Citizen Science Seagrass Network volunteer program! 

Citizen Science Seagrass Network Training Workshop

Learn about our new Citizen Science Seagrass Network volunteer program! 

Citizen Science Seagrass Network Training Workshop

Learn about our new Citizen Science Seagrass Network volunteer program! 

Clay Shoot

Join Florida Oceanographic Society at our Clay Shoot! We welcome straight shooters, novices, and all skill levels in between to participate in this dynamic sport.

Coastal Center

Please read below for what you need to know before your visit.   Visiting the Coastal Center Click HERE to check out our new Ocean EcoCenter…

Coastal Center Admission

Purchase discounted tickets below, or show this page to our admissions staff to apply discount in person. Purchase tickets to the Coastal Center…

Coastal Center Admission

Purchase tickets to the Coastal Center  The Coastal Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm.  We will be open Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day, 10am to 4pm. Admission tickets may be purchased upon arrival or in advance below.  Advanced purchase of admission tickets does not…

Coastal Center Closed

Please note that the Coastal Center is closed in observance of Easter Sunday.

Coastal Center Closed Week

The Coastal Center will be closed for updates from the 16-20. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"The Boys are Back in Town: Seasonal Aggregations of Blacktip Sharks in SE Florida" by Dr. Stephen Kajiura is the eighth of eight thought-provoking, science and conservation-themed lectures focused on topics that are relevant to everyone who lives in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on…

Coastal Lecture Series

Learn about the rare and endangered fish species that call the St. Lucie River home, and how years of polluted freshwater discharge are threatening their existence. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"Indian River Lagoon Research at the Smithsonian Marine Station" by Dr. Valerie Paul

Coastal Lecture Series

"Florida's Invasive Reptiles and Amphibians" by Dr. Zack Jud

Coastal Lecture Series

The Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River are in trouble!  Get an update on last year’s cyanobacteria blooms and Lake Okeechobee discharges, and find out what the future holds for fixing these problems. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"Living in the Zika Latitudes: Mosquitoes, Humans, and Emerging Pathogens" by Dr. Gordon Patterson

Coastal Lecture Series

"Sea Level Rise–Fact & Fiction" by John Englander is the first of eight thought-provoking, science and conservation-themed lectures focused on topics that are relevant to everyone who lives in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on select TUESDAYS at the Blake Library in Stuart, Jan-Mar.

Coastal Lecture Series

"Deepwater Horizon – Ten Years Later" by Dr. Jon Moore is the seventh of eight thought-provoking, science and conservation-themed lectures focused on topics that are relevant to everyone who lives in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on select TUESDAYS at the Blake Library in Stuart, Jan-…

Coastal Lecture Series

"Islands in the Sand:  Nearshore Hardbottom Reefs of East Florida" by Dr. Dan McCarthy and Dr. Ken Lindeman

Coastal Lecture Series

Find out how the Treasure Coast got its nickname by exploring the story of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet that wrecked on our shores during a hurricane more than 300 years ago.

Coastal Lecture Series

"Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal & the Struggle for Florida’s Future" by Dr. Steve Noll

Coastal Lecture Series

"Hope for Healthier Waters in the Sunshine State: Update 2019" by Mark Perry is the second event of the 2020 Coastal Lecture Series held Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Blake Library. We encourage you to arrive early as space is limited to the first 250 attendees.