The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, Florida situated between the Indian River and Atlantic Ocean. Our mission is to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. As a leading state and nationally recognized environmental organization, Florida Oceanographic offers educational programs to people of all ages and conducts research and restoration programs that lead to healthy coastal ecosystems. Daily programs for our visitors include Stingray Feeding Programs, Sea Turtle Programs, and Gamefish Lagoon Feeding Programs.
Visit the Ocean EcoCenter — a three-story building that houses our exhibit hall, classroom, offices and third floor Ocean Deck. Walk through our butterfly garden, take a stroll on our nature trail, meet our invertebrates at the touch tank, and look over our 750,000 gallon saltwater man-made lagoon that showcases our indigenous species including sportfish, sharks, and sea turtles (non-releasable).
Fishing: Saltwater, Guided Tours, Hiking, School Field Trips, Service Learning/Volunteer Opportunities, Summer/Holiday Camps, Wildlife Viewing
Beaches, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Fishing Pier, Hiking Trails, Indoor Classroom, Meeting/Retreat Center, Outdoor Classroom, Pavilions, Restrooms, Shoreline Access, Visitor Center
Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center890 NE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34996
Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center Website