To Main Map

Environmental Learning Center, Vero Beach

Stuart, FL
Print   Leave a comment
Environmental Learning Center, Vero Beach, Stuart FL

Description

Environmental Learning Center is a beautiful nature center on Wabasso island in the intracoastal at Vero Beach. Come in winter as there is lots of exploring to do outside on the grounds and it is too hot and buggy in summer. Kids can ask for the activity kit which comes with a fun net to catch fish from the pond. The fish can be placed in a jar, sketched, and then put back in the pond.
The main room at the center has tons to explore. There's a great exhibit with information on manatees, and a manatee jaw bone. Alligator, bear, deer, and boar skulls are interesting to see. Tanks filled with large silver fish are a joy. And there is a touch tank with horseshoe crabs, sea urchins, and other crawlers. Young volunteers on the weekend are full of enthusiasm for the creatures in the touch tank and will tell you lots of amazing facts.
There is a gift shop near the entrance.
Afterward, check out breezy Wabasso Causeway Park, right by the nature center.

[continued...]

Photo Gallery

Click on photo to see large version
The cute architecture.
The cute architecture.
The pond.
The pond.
Manatee whiskers and jaw bones!
Manatee whiskers and jaw bones!
Oyster shells and tiny silver fish!
Oyster shells and tiny silver fish!
Mangrove tank with big silver fish.
Mangrove tank with big silver fish.
White Ibis exhibit.
White Ibis exhibit.
Alligator skull.
Alligator skull.
Bear, deer, and boar skulls.
Bear, deer, and boar skulls.
Horseshoe crab in the touch tank.
Horseshoe crab in the touch tank.

Directions

Environmental Learning Center is located at 255 Live Oak Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963, call (772) 589-5050.
Open Tues-Fri 10-4, Sat 9-noon, Sun 1-4.
Admission is $5 for adults and kids aged 12 and up, and free for kids under 12.

This is an interactive map, you can zoom and move it.

Visitor Ratings

Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.

Last Updated Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:05:02 GMT