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Emerald Coast Science Center

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Address: 31 Memorial Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6534
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+1 850-664-1261
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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The Emerald Coast Science Center is a hands-on museum for families located...

The Emerald Coast Science Center is a hands-on museum for families located behind the baseball field at Seabreeze Park. With touchable exhibits there is fun for all families!

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We are members of the St Louis Science Center, and we like to visit other locations. There are some great activities here for kids.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
jsnewman613
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are members of the St Louis Science Center, and we like to visit other locations. There are some great activities here for kids.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This science museum will delight kids with its hands-on activities. There was plenty to do in the 90 minutes that we were there. Plus there's a playground in the park next to the museum so there's a place to get the kids' energy out.

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Thank Barry L
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Michigan
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257 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The kids we took had fun and loved it, that's the important thing. Adults will find the displays humble and well worn, but the kids are the important ones. The kids were 5 and 9. don't plan on much more than an hour to cover the whole thing. There's a nice little playgound just outside the kids loved too. Go... More 

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Thank visamastermichigan
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

While we are a small nonprofit, we are looking forward to some of our newer exhibits that are in the process of being installed. We are glad your children had fun! More 

Destin, Florida
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Was excited to take my niece for day trip and enjoy what this museum ahs to offer. I was highly disappointed at what little they had and the condition of the exhibits/building. Taking our time, we went through the whole museum in less than 30 mins. Most of the exhibits are homemade and not in great shape.

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Thank rlj921
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. As a small nonprofit who moved into this building two years ago, we are working hard to renovate the older building and upgrade our exhibits. We currently have 2 smaller areas under renovation and are due to be completed at the end of March. Our 6 robotics exhibits were all installed in 2015 and we have... More 

Shalimar, Florida
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The ECSC moved to a new location a couple of years ago, and continues to expand and upgrade their offerings for school aged children. We visited during Christmas break, and I felt like we were at a sophisticated science fair, with everything hands on. My 12 year old grandson enjoyed the birds, reptiles, and all the physical science exhibits. There... More 

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Thank Cai53
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! You are correct, we have 2 areas that are in renovation states and should be completed by the end of March. This includes our Tots space, which will be reinstalled in the coming months. Thank you for visiting! More 

Georgia
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209 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This place may be small, and the looks of the outside, it's been here for quite a while, but it was a great great bit of fun for our party of nine - 2 teens, 2 fourth & fifth graders, 4 parents and a great-G'mom. They have a lot of interactive science activities and "games." There is a room that... More 

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Thank mgriz
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! This is indeed an older building but it is a new location for us. We've started renovations on some of our exhibits and we are looking forward to all the upcoming changes. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My kids love this place. The staff is wonderful and the exhibits are both entertaining and educational.

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Thank Molly F
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback and hope you enjoy our upcoming new exhibits. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Simply excellent way to spend a few hours with the kids exploring the wonders of science. Very affordable as well.

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Thank Shawn L
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Shawn! More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Went here on a rainy day while at Okaloosa Island. We were able to spend 2 to 3 hours here. It is not very crowded and there are many on hand exhibits to entertain the kids ages 6, 9, and 11. Would recommend if looking for something to do for a couple of hours.

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Thank Andy R
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you were able to make the most of your rainy day, we hope to see you again on another visit! More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This place ok but not the greatest. Doesn't have a lot of exhibits to do. For the most part, seems to be geared towards younger kids and my 10 yr old grandson had an OK time so Overall we had a good time. Give it a try sometime.

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Thank Roy L C
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit. We are actively working to improve our exhibits and signage in our little nonprofit. We have some exciting new exhibits coming in this year - be sure to keep an eye on our website. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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