Emerald Coast Science Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
139 Brooks St, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548| Map |
The Emerald Coast Science Center is a hands-on learning museum at the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park. Located just a mile from the Gulfarium and the Boardwalk, the Science Center is a great place to spend an hour or so with youngsters. The Center is geared towards the 7 to 12 year-old set, though toddlers and preschoolers can have fun touching everything. The Hall of Life demonstrates how the five human senses work, and the Critters and Bubble Room combines air-powered displays with reptiles and birds in an interactive setting. Other exhibits explore color, light, cars and airplanes – something to appeal to most kids’ varied interests. The Center is located in a pleasant waterfront park with ample room for picnics, which makes it perfect for a family outing. This is a very affordable attraction as well, since admission is only $3.75 to $5.75. The Emerald Coast Science Center is an easy, fun attraction for families, and well worth a visit.
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Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Schedule your visit for after 11 am when school groups will be finished.
Address: 139 Brooks St, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548| Map
Phone: 850 664 1261
Hours: Tue-Thu 9 am - 2 pm; Fri 9 am - 6 pm; Sat 9 am - 4 pm; Sun 12 pm - 4 pm More Info
Price: Adults: $5.75; Children: $3.75; Children(0-2): Free; Seniors: $4.75 More Info
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
- Visited: February 2015
- Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
- Traveled with:
Little Kids (3-5), Big Kids (6-8), Tweens (9-12) and Teens (13+)
Great place to spend an afternoon!Flag review
My daughter and I visited during during "Heart Day" and had a great time with the activities and exploring the exhibits. I came back the other day to check out the new robotics exhibit. It's almost finished being installed and I got a chance to talk to the engineer who designed it. It looks like they are expanding their outdoor area. It has shuffleboard and an outdoor classroom. One of the employees said they have plans for an ourdoor garden and an aviary. My favorite exibit was the magnet wheel in one of the hallways. If you have young children, there's a park and picnic area adjacent to the center. The new location is close to Liza Jackson Park, too.
Tips for Families
Bring your lunch and eat it at the adjacent park. Shaded picnic benches and playground, too.
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