The Vero Beach Museum of Art, the largest cultural arts facility of its kind on Florida's Treasure Coast, that is admired and appreciated by residents and tourists alike. This nationally accredited art museum offers something for all ages and interests. From galleries featuring national and international exhibitions to sculpture parks with large-scale works from its permanent collection. Families with children can enjoy the new interactive Art Zone space, take a tour with one of our trained docents, shop the store or take a break in our Cafe. This hands-on cultural and educational experience is one of the true "gems" of the Treasure Coast.
Historic Dodgertown is a multi-sport, 79-acre complex on Florida's Treasure Coast managed by former Dodger owner Peter O'Malley. O'Malley, whose family developed and expanded the site formerly known as "Dodgertown" for nearly 50 years, partnered with his sister Terry O'Malley Seidler, Chan Ho Park and Hideo Nomo. The home of Dodger Spring Trainings from 1948-2008, it is now an all-inclusive facility, owned by Indian River County. Teams of all ages train, play, dine and stay together in on-site villas. It's the perfect location for tournaments, camps, schools, business conferences and seminars.
The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the U.S. Navy SEALs and their predecessors. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, the Museum resides on the training grounds of the original Navy combat divers. The Museum promotes public education by providing hands-on opportunities for all ages to explore the history of the Navy SEALs through interactive exhibits.
The Manatee Observation and Education Center is a waterfront wildlife observation and nature education center located on Florida's east coast in downtown Fort Pierce. The endangered Florida manatee, also called sea cow, is the main attraction. Manatees can be viewed at The Center year-round! Stand along the covered observation walkway or climb the second story observation tower to see Florida's "Gentle Giants" resting or playing in Moore's Creek. These are wild, not captive manatees, so one never knows when they might swim by.
Even though the IRL is an everyday sight for many of us, few have ever experienced the unsurpassed biological diversity that lies below these waters. The Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit provides a window into this underwater world. Make no mistake, this are not a typical public aquarium. Their focus is on displaying ecosystems as complex communities of organisms interacting in their environment. With the help of our dynamic displays they strive to provide the public with a better understanding of the fragile marine ecosystems of the Indian River Lagoon and surrounding area and the impact humans are having on these fragile environments.