New Entrance Guidelines
The health and safety of our community have been and will continue to be ELC’s primary focus. Our outdoor and indoor facilities on campus are open.
We are collecting admission fees at our Entry Pavilion or online. You can book your entry online here or text ADMIT to 772-238-5424 for the admission button link.
Enjoy our beautiful 64-acre nature center and all of the benefits nature has to offer!
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.
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.
Go deeper and learn about our local flora and fauna with your expert guide.
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.