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Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast

Stuart, FL
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Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast, Stuart FL

Description

The Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast in Jensen Beach is a beautiful center with tons for kids to explore! It is located in a gorgeous park, Indian Riverside Park, on the intracoastal waterway. After some time outdoors at the splash pad and on the white, white sand by the water, you can come inside to the museum! Huge windows look out on the trees and water outside, complemented by murals of the same scene. The centerpiece of the museum is a large two-storey ship where kids can cast a line for magnetic fish, balance on a plank, shoot cannons from the upper level and then lift them up with a pulley and bucket, make sailboats (like small skateboards) move when their sails are positioned right in the wind, and put up warning flags. This is super fun and the cannons are the most popular.
In the other section of the museum are rooms with different themes. One is a supermarket with real Publix bags, aprons, and food boxes! Kids love to be adults and here they can work the cash register, or shop for the groceries! There is a vet clinic where kids can check a stuffed animal's vital signs and then put the animal back in its cage! There is even an lit board where they can view xrays of the animals! In another room, kids can ride a bike and watch beside them as a skeleton moves along with them- the pedals for the skeleton are attached to their pedals. Tires can be removed from a race car in a mechanic's room and the car can be filled with oil and gas.
Come early in the morning because it gets more crowded and noisy as the day goes on. We spent about an hour here and then were ready to move on. After playing, you could have lunch at Jensen Beach Boulevard or downtown Stuart. Bring a sweater because it's cold inside.If you need to warm up, head outside to their lovely garden which has a giant carrot to rock-climb. Kids can climb up the leaves of a giant squash and then slide down inside it. It makes for some great imaginative games, and the view of the intracoastal and the white sand beach can't be beat!
The Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast is a good place to come from June-October, when it's too hot to go out and you can't even go out early or late in the day to beat the heat because that is when the mosquitoes are out (sunrise and sunset).

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Statue outside the museum.
Statue outside the museum.
Dragon statue by the entrance.
Dragon statue by the entrance.
Check the engine in the mechanic's shop!
Check the engine in the mechanic's shop!
Shop in a Publix supermarket!
Shop in a Publix supermarket!
Cast a line for fish! Super fun!
Cast a line for fish! Super fun!
Choose what to pack for your voyage- if it's not completely necessary it will pop out!
Choose what to pack for your voyage- if it's not completely necessary it will pop out!
Sea shanties to sing to, music instruments, and a hammock.
Sea shanties to sing to, music instruments, and a hammock.
Beautiful views of Indian Riverside Park out the huge windows!
Beautiful views of Indian Riverside Park out the huge windows!
Shoot the cannons from the top level!
Shoot the cannons from the top level!
Get your sea legs!
Get your sea legs!
Smell kelp, smoke, and the musty scent of the ship after months at sea!
Smell kelp, smoke, and the musty scent of the ship after months at sea!
Put up a warning flag!
Put up a warning flag!
Shop at the grocery store!
Shop at the grocery store!
Buy some eggs!
Buy some eggs!
Sniff vanilla, mint, chili pepper, and garlic!
Sniff vanilla, mint, chili pepper, and garlic!
Be a vet!
Be a vet!
Check the X-rays!
Check the X-rays!
Old fire engine.
Old fire engine.
Put oil in the engine!
Put oil in the engine!
Museum, as seen from the waterside park.
Museum, as seen from the waterside park.
Carrot climby!
Carrot climby!
Squash slide with leaves to climb up.
Squash slide with leaves to climb up.
Toddlers enjoy sliding down the squash while parents enjoy the views of the water.
Toddlers enjoy sliding down the squash while parents enjoy the views of the water.
The squash slide is in a lovely location!
The squash slide is in a lovely location!

Directions

The Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast is located in Indian Riverside Park is at 1707 NE Indian River Dr, Jensen Beach, Florida 34957, call (772) 225-7575.
Open Mon-Wed 10-4, and Thurs & Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4, and Sun 12-4. Closed Jan 1, Easter Sunday, July 4, Thanksgiving, Dec 24 and 25, and Dec 31.
Cost is $6 for everyone, except $3 for 1-2 year olds, and free for kids under 1 year old.

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Last Updated Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:30:47 GMT