All Area Attractions

Brevard County - Palm Bay, Melbourne, Florida

BREVARD ZOO - Over 550 animals representing 165 different species from Latin America, Native Florida, Asia, Australia and Africa. 8225 North Wickham Road, Melbourne (321) 254-WILD.

Indian River County - Sebastian, Vero Beach, Florida

INDIAN RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY- Exhibition center housed in restored train station dating back to 1903, with displays that depict area's growth. 2336 14th Ave., Vero Beach (772) 778-3435

McLARTY MUSEUM- Displays of items salvaged from the 1715 shipwrecked fleet. Display cases with earphones tell story of each exhibit. Full screen videos on modern day salvaging shown continuously. 13180 N. A1A., Vero Beach (772) 589-2147

MEL FISHER TREASURE MUSEUM- Shipwreck artifacts & treasures from the Atocha which sank off of Key West in 1622 & the 1715 Fleet which sunk off the Treasure Coast. Gift shop on site. 1322 U.S.1, Sebastian. (772) 589-9875

SEBASTIAN FISHING MUSEUM- Learn about Sebastian's fishing industry. Inside find a replica of a fish house and dock, and 24 minute historical video about the Indian River Lagoon. Use south entrance to Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area. Sebastian (772) 589-9659

ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER- Nature center and walking trail on Wabasso Island just west of Wabasso bridge & south of 510. (772) 589-5050

INDIAN RIVER CITRUS MUSEUM- Located in the Heritage Center, 2140 14th Ave., Vero Beach (772) 770-2263

VERO BEACH MUSEUM OF ART- Located beachside in Riverside Park, this accredited art museum and art school offers state and national art exhibitions in four galleries and a sculpture garden. Vero Beach. (772) 231-0707

MCKEE BOTANICAL GARDEN- Listed on The National Register of Historic Places. McKee is an 18 acre subtropical garden offering a diverse botanical collection as well as several restored architectural treasures. Vero Beach. (772) 794-0601

PELICAN ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE-Over 5 miles of self guided nature trails including a boardwalk and observation tower to view the historic Pelican Island bird rookery. Open daily sunrise to sunset. On Hwy A1A, 4 miles north of Wabasso Bridge (CR 510) or 4 miles south of Sebastian Inlet. (772) 562-3909

St. Lucie County - Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Florida

ENERGY ENCOUNTER- An education center revealing secrets about energy,
electricity and nuclear power. At the FPL St. Lucie Power Plant on Hutchinson Island. Fort Pierce. (772) 468-4111 or 1-877-FPL-4FUN

OXBOW ECO-CENTER - A nature center located on the St. Lucie River, complete with hands-on exhibits, hiking trails, educational programs, and a gift store. 5400 NE St. James Dr., PSL (772) 785-5833

MANATEE OBSERVATION & EDUCATION CENTER- The West Indian Manatee can be observed at this facility during its migratory period of November through June. The center also features an exhibition area, gift shop, observation tower and classrooms. 480 N. Indian River Dr., Fort Pierce (772) 466-1600 ext. 3333

ST. LUCIE HISTORICAL SOCIETY- Restored Gardner House and replica of a Florida East Coast railway station. Museum store and a reconstructed Seminole Indian Camp. 414 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. (772) 462-1795

HEATHCOTE BOTANICAL GARDENS- A living museum of tropical flowers and foliage, including a Japanese garden. 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. (772) 464-4672

NAVY UDT-SEAL MUSEUM- The nation's only museum devoted entirely to the U.S. Navy Frogmen and Seals. 3300 North A1A, Fort Pierce (772) 595-5845

ST. LUCIE MARINE CENTER FEATURING THE SMITHSONIAN MARINE ECOSYSTEM EXHIBIT- Six living marine ecosystems exhibits. 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. (772) 462-FISH

BACKUS GALLERY AND MUSEUM- Nation's largest exhibit of original paintings by A. E. Backus. Five exhibition areas featuring Florida artists. 500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. (772) 465-0630
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