Things To Do
The ELC is your destination on the Treasure Coast of Florida for outdoor learning and fun! Come explore the Indian River Lagoon and our island campus featuring interactive exhibits, walking trails, and water sports in Vero Beach.
Read more about our offerings below.
Pontoon boat rides, guided kayak tours, and more!
View two exhibits with different artist each season.
Visit the Discovery Station for interactive exhibits.
Forest therapy and more in the beauty of nature.
Discovery Station & Touch Tank
Our interpretative center with interactive exhibits, aquariums and a touch tank! Learn more about who lives in the Indian River Lagoon and how you can help keep our planet clean and green.
Take a pontoon boat ride along the Indian River Lagoon to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge or enjoy a guided kayak trip through our mangrove forest! The ELC offers a wide variety of water sports and activities for all levels and interests.
Offering day, sunset and spoil island departures. Private tours available.
Paddle at your own pace and explore our lagoon island with new canoes.
Go deeper and learn about our local flora and fauna with your expert guide.
Paddle at your own pace and explore our lagoon island with new kayaks.
Our 64 acre campus offers walking trails and interactive exhibits to keep the whole family engaged. Become a scientist on our citizen scientist walk or learn more about the mangroves on our Discovery trail. Let the kids free play at our Imagination Station and Nature Playscape.
Boardwalk trails, walks around campus, native plant strolls, and a view from the top.
Roving nature guides to inform your exploration and lead the way.
Get outside to enjoy free play at our imagination station and nature playscape.
All-terrain wheelchairs are perfect for getting around campus. Please bring someone to push, or call (772) 589-5050 if you need assistance.
Check out our monthly activity cart with rotating, interactive, and fun activities to do around campus.
Wellness in Nature
Enjoy your favorite wellness program or try a new one in the beautiful nature and peacefulness of the ELC. We offer weekly classes and private group bookings for certain programs.
Improve your physical and mental health and learn a whole new way to take a nature walk.
Weekly practices to keep you grounded, refreshed and revitalized.
Our butterfly garden is the perfect spot to enjoy walking meditation.
What is yoga in brief?
Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle Science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body.
Each season we feature new artists from a variety of backgrounds and art mediums in our Tidal Gallery and Lagoon & Wetland Room venue. Viewing the artwork is free with admission and a wonderful addition to your trip to the ELC.