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Emerald Coast Science Center

31 Memorial Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6534
+1 850-664-1261
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Cute place for the kid in you

A couple of us"mature"adults stopped by to check this out and glad we did. Its a hands on... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Villagergurl
via mobile
Nice morning stop

We homeschool our girls and we were in town on vacation. One morning as it was raining, we decided... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Brandon N
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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!
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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31 Memorial Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6534
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+1 850-664-1261
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A couple of us"mature"adults stopped by to check this out and glad we did. Its a hands on educational space tbat allows you the opportunity to operate everything from robots to robotic arms.Our inner children tried EVERYTHING and actually giggled alot! There are exotic birds,...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We homeschool our girls and we were in town on vacation. One morning as it was raining, we decided to have a school day and go here. Well worth the small price and a fun learning experience for all of us.

Thank Brandon N
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We had visited an awesome science center in Oregon last year, so the kids were really excited about going to see this one, but they ended up being really disappointed. Most of the displays involved a lot of reading and not much hands on participation...More

Thank sniper1212
gbayou, Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thanks for your visit. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy it. We are currently hosting a traveling exhibition, MathAlive!, sponsored by Raytheon. They are bringing the exhibition to science centers located near military bases. With that, military families get free admission...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We went to the science of beer hosted by local Grayton Brewery and had a great time. It's nice that they try to host events for adults sometimes.

Thank José G
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

As a homeschooling family of a young child and a teen, we often seek out local museums while vacationing for educational and recreational fun suitable for both kiddos. I can honestly say we've never had a complaint or felt disappointed before... until now. If it...More

Thank Crystald1234
Diane F, Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks for your visit and review. You touch on some issues that we are working to correct. Even though our facilities are a bit old and dated, the building is new to us, having moved to this location in Nov 2014. We are purchasing the...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

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

Thank jsnewman613
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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.

Thank Barry L
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

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

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...More

Thank visamastermichigan
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

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!

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...More

Thank rlj921
Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

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...More

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...More

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Diane F, General Manager at Emerald Coast Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

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!

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rubyparker196
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Response from Diane F | Property representative |
Admission prices: Under 2 years old-free Children- $7.00 Adults (over 18)-$9.00 Seniors-$8.00 Our hours are 10 am -4 pm, Tuesday-Saturday
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