The Emerald Coast Science Center is hands-on science discovery center located in Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, Florida. The Center was established in 1989 as the FOCUS Center, and changed its name to Emerald Coast Science Center in 2001.

Designed and built in order to help grow a scientifically focused and active community, the Emerald Coast Science Center is a museum that allows hands on experiences for visitors of all ages. Many of the exhibits are interactive, and guests can enjoy the STEM Makerspace, various animal encounters, and learn basic scientific principles. The center features over 45 exhibits within their 8,000 square foot indoor space, as well as two more acres of property that contain live animals, robotics, and more. There are many programs and events throughout the year so guests are encouraged to check with the Center before visiting.


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