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255 Live Oak Drive - Vero Beach, FL 32963

Welcome to the 

Environmental Learning Center 

a bio-diverse, 64 acre lagoon-island nature center located in the heart of the Indian River Lagoon in Vero Beach, Florida. 

Back by popular demand! WinterGreen Night Lights will illuminate the ELC with thousands of holiday lights creating a truly magical experience. There will be guided canoe rides through illuminated mangrove tunnels, make-and-take crafts, s'mores by the campfire, live entertainment, and earth-friendly shopping. Bring the entire family! 

Aquariums - Touch Tank - Active Bee Hive Exhibit - Pontoon Boat Eco-Tours - Paddle Excursions - Walking & Fitness Trails - Adult & Youth Education Programs - Summer Camps - Field Trips - Art Galleries - Wellness Programs - Nature Nook Gift Boutique - Venue Rentals 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday | 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday | 8 am - 4 pm

Sunday | 8 am - 4 pm


Free for ELC Members

Free for Children under age 2

$10 for adults 12 and up

$5 for children 2-11

$5 for Military

Please note: We are a pet and smoke free campus. We also ask that you not bring single use plastics, glitter, balloons or Styrofoam on campus.

Thank you. 

Immerse your next event
in natural beauty at the ELC!

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Activities Calendar

Click links below to register 

ELC News & Happenings

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