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Marine Science Center

Features Animals
Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Great place to visit

My husband and I visited the marine center, it’s a nice place to go see. It doesn’t take very long... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amanda C
via mobile
Very interesting!

Interesting and educational!!! Great location to learn about sea turtles and how injured and sick... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathy S
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“bird sanctuary”(77 reviews)
“sea turtles”(135 reviews)
“touch pool”(46 reviews)
At the Marine Science Center our main goal is rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured turtles and birds. You can see our sea turtle patients from the turtle terrace and get a behind the scenes view through the hospital viewing window...more
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100 Lighthouse Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7325
+1 386-304-5545
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the marine center, it’s a nice place to go see. It doesn’t take very long to look around, the people who work there are eager to share their knowledge of the animals. Cute little gift shop in the building as...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For someone that stays in Florida and has visited several marine centers this is a cropper. Not much in there at all. I would have preferred to go somewhere else on a hot day. Not much to touch and feel as well. Spend more time...More

Thank Subramanyam K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and educational!!! Great location to learn about sea turtles and how injured and sick turtles are treated and returned to the ocean.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Marine Science Center at Ponce Inlet has a variety of marine life in different settings, including manta rays, which people are permitted to pet. There are fish habitats, turtles, and a viewing window where visitors can watch staff members at work. I saw 2...More

Thank Drew K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to the volunteers who were very eager to share what they know about marine wildlife and about the animals they rescued, we learned so much during our afternoon visit ! They told us a lot about the different sea turtles, fish, and many other...More

Thank milikab
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We've visited this place more times than we can count. It's a great place to check-out. The volunteers are eager to share their knowledge. Kids love the sting-ray touch pool!

Thank rkmoore11
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Recently visited with my granddaughter and they loved it! Great exhibits and the knowledgeable staff take the time to explain and answer any questions. Plus they are doing great things here rehabilitating injured or I'll sea turtles and other marine life. Highly recommended!

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I regularly take my grandchildren to the Turtle Tots program. They make a craft and learn about marine wildlife. Then we get to walk around and view all of the fish, turtles, sea horses and birds. We've rescued baby birds and brought them there to...More

Thank susiejperryvt
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Very educational and great selection of marine and bird life. Very helpful and involved with the local animals. A great cause.

Thank Lindsey C
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is really, as others have said, a working hospital for turtles, and they've put up a family-friendly, compact museum/aquarium around that hospital. It's comfortable and lovely, with interesting information and even a shy octopus in one of the displays. If you're looking for an...More

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Kathy S
15 August 2018|
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Response from Denise P | Reviewed this property |
Just bought a house about 4 blocks from there and went to visit the center. They do have ramps for viewing the birds. And Ramps thru out. Handicap friendly trail. Did not notice if they provide wheelchairs. I really... More
30 September 2017|
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Response from raineesaid | Reviewed this property |
I know Saturdays starting around 11am the staff starts feeding all the animals. Usually they get to the rays by noon & will let interested kids feed them, if they are not over stimulated. It's really fun to watch. I think... More
Julie H
11 September 2016|
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Response from Megan B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is free. There are limited spots right next to the building. We had to park on the road.