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St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

#4 of 89 things to do in Fort Pierce Features Animals
420 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949-3138
+1 772-462-3474
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Wonderful trip and entertains your children

There is a lot to see and some hands on things that young children enjoy doing and keeps them... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie W
Fort Pierce, Florida
Very interesting

We take our granddaughter here when she visits. Lots of interactive displays and much to be learned... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
St. Catharines, Canada
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Our focus is on displaying ecosystems as complex communities of organisms interacting in their environment. At the Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, visitors can explore six different Florida marine habitats and learn about the complexity and importance of marine ecosystems. The largest aquarium is a model of a Caribbean coral reef. Other displays include living models of seagrass, mangrove, estuarine and nearshore habitats, as well as a deepwater Oculina coral reef. There are several smaller aquarium displays and a touch tank where you can meet some of our local sea creatures. Feeding Frenzy tours daily at 10:30am and Snack Time tours daily at 2:30pm. Behind-the-Scenes tour Saturday at 2:00pm.
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420 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949-3138
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a lot to see and some hands on things that young children enjoy doing and keeps them interested in sea life

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We take our granddaughter here when she visits. Lots of interactive displays and much to be learned about the ocean and its creatures. There is also a kids play area and a beach adjoining.

Thank dmbroadley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is small but definitely worth it. Only $4 to get in. We happened to come in right at feeding time and were given a tour as certain animals were fed. The fish were beautiful and make sure to see the box fish. The...More

Thank Amber R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my 91 year old mother and some of the presentations were too quiet for her to hear. The volunteers were very helpful and talked one on one with her and showed and explained the exhibits to her.

Thank jimbofly
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful small aquarium. Learned about another Florida reef that sits in 200-300 feet of water that is found only in Florida. Which has been destroyed by commercial net fishing but now is making a comeback since the area is closed to that type of fishing....More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This facility is very nice fir younger kids as they are very instructional in their approach and are geared to explain what they have. A nice place for an outing with younger children and adults. They have a lot of time fir the kids which...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very interesting small facility with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Would be great for small children. Modest admission price and many free handouts about the marine ecosystem

Reviewed 11 April 2017

What a great surprise. We thought we were just going to see some displays in their natural habitat. Well, we saw that and a whole lot more. They tour was led by very knowledgeable staff who explained the workings of the various environments, They took...More

Thank Roy F
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Across the Intracoastal Waterway from downtown Fort Pierce this is a small gem. Very good exhibits of a wide variety of colorful, interesting sea life. Hands on exhibits bring you in contact with some of them. Very helpful, knowledgeable staff. Admission is $4 and $3...More

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We almost passed by when we saw the size of the building; it was raining so we decided to stop in. We were very happy we did because they have a lot of exhibits. The people were very friendly and knowledgeable and overall it was...More

Thank IA-bolledudes
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Donald F
What does it cost to enter and do you have a senior citizen discount? About how long will it take to get there from Greenacres FL.?
8 June 2015|
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Response from Smithsonian Mar... S | Property representative |
Hello Donald, thank you for your interest in visiting the Aquarium! Admission is $3 for seniors (age 55+) and children, and $4 for adults. Children age 3 and under are free. We look forward to seeing you soon!