Emerald Coast Science Center

Rating: 4.38 stars   13 reviews


139 Brooks St SE Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 USA


To inspire exploration, discovery and interest in science through the highest quality educational programs and interactive exhibits.


Our outreach programs have helped increase 5th grade student performance on the FCAT exam.

Target demographics:

The museum’s target audience is families.  Our in-house education programs are geared towards children between the ages of 6 and 13.  Our outreach programs are targeted towards children in elementary school.

Direct beneficiaries per year:


Geographic areas served:

Northwest Florida


FCAT Prep, Family Science Night, Portable Planetarium, Traveling Science, Home School Days, Saturday Morning Science, Summer Science Camps,

2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Emerald Coast Science Center is full of potential. From the outside it looks small, but once you go in you are greeted with four areas to explore different parts of science. One of my favorite areas is the Hall of Life with dedicated hands-on exhibits about different parts of the human body. Not only does ECSC offer a hands-on science exploration experience, the center also provides educational support to local schools. In particular the center focuses on providing FCAT science materials to elemenatry and middle schools as well as outreach programs. With their portable planetarium they can bring the stars to any classroom. Most importantly, the facilities and programs offered by ECSC are designed to get the whole family involved and spark the curiosity and creativity of younger generations. With community support ECSC can grow and continue to adapt to the needs of the area.

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My experience with ECSC is through volunteering, from this experience I have seen kids and families engaged in quality science exploration. ECSC also provides significant FCAT and science education support to the local schools, but do not know the effect.

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About every week

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Emerald Coast Science Center has a wonderful small classroom environment for teaching kids. My children love the teaching that is done there and the staff really helps with Human Body, Biological, Physics, Plant Life, and Astronomy. So far we have not been able to take the Astronomy Class because we have to travel so far to get there. The ECSC is well worth the travel and the three hour day in the month Home school Program is a must for our children. My children come out saying, "Oh, is this school?"

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the hands on science center where children and adults alike can explore and easily understand the concepts of science. For example, the components of electricity are difficult. Plugging into Diodes really help.

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We love our home school families! We believe that home school science classes are an important service to provide as hands-on science activities require planning and equipment which isn't always available.