Come Explore The Emerald Coast Science Center

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Kids are curious, and giving them opportunities to learn while having fun is always good. When you go to explore the Emerald Coast Science Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, you and your kids can interact with many different science exhibits.


Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes once ruled the earth, and people of all ages are fascinated with them. When you visit the Emerald Coast Science Center, you and your kids can learn where dinosaurs lived, what they looked like, and more.


If you or your family is interested in Robotics, you might find their interactive robotic units quite interesting. They include a health robot, underwater exploration units, and other interesting items.

Sea Turtle Sanctuary

Courtesy of the Okaloosa Tourist Development Council, this exhibit offers an in-depth look at sea turtles. You can learn about their health, get a firsthand look at what it is like for sea turtles in our region, and more. 

Color, Light, And Sound

A whirling kaleidoscope of light color and modern technology are on display in this section. As a bonus, you can try to create a bubble bigger and taller than you in the Center’s Big Bubbles exhibit. Look for colorful masterpieces like LiteZilla or create a song on their Music Table.


The final frontier is on full display at the Emerald Coast Science Center.  You can explore the universe, learn how stars form, discover how gravitational attraction in space works, and more. In addition, you can check out life on Mars with Orboot.

Emerald Coast Ecosystem

When you come here, look for their interactive elements such as the sensory pool noodle ocean, watershed tilt table, and a state-of-the-art augmented reality sandbox. 

Mini Makers And Experimenters Lab

If your preschool-aged child wants an introduction to scientific experiments, then the Mini Makers and Experiments Lab at the Emerald Coast Science Center can be a great place to learn the basics of STEM. 


If you have been to the Design, Research, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Science (DREAMS) Lab then you know that anything is possible. You can learn about nature, science, physics, and so much more.

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Modern Cars

When scientists grow up, they learn to make innovative vehicles such as the Nissan Ariya, an EV that is loaded with technology features. Come test drive one at Lee Nissan in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

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