Things to do in Vero Beach

Our campus remains open 7 days a week, allowing you to #GetOutside and connect with nature. Check out some of latest exhibits and artwork!


  • Enjoy a peaceful walk through the mangrove forest on our raised boardwalks. Sit at George's Blind and take in the quiet atmosphere while you peer into the lagoon to observe life in the water.

  • Stop at George's Perch for a look out over the mangrove forest. Here you can participate in our Chronolog Mangrove Watch project.

  • Take a canoe or kayak out onto the lagoon and paddle through the mangrove tunnels and relax in the peacefulness of this majestic forest.


  • Use your imagination during outdoor free play at our Imagination Station, and find our Tiki hut in the trees.

  • Become an animal detective as you watch quietly for the wildlife that emerge in center field and look out for animals tracks near our pond and picnic area.

  • Take a Biocube scavenger hunt to take a closer look at what lives on the ELC campus and learn about this international project.

  • Take our guided audio tour with stops found throughout campus.


  • Explore our Native Plant Walk in the native plant garden to learn more about how we are connected to our local environment and what you can do to help.

  • Take a tour of our Butterfly Garden to see if you can spot the rare Atala butterfly or our state butterfly, the Zebra Longwing (pictured right).

  • Participate in our Citizen Science Walk to learn more about real science you can participate in here and at home.

  • Measure your wingspan at our "How Wide is Your Wingspan" exhibit and compare it to common birds found in the area, their sizes will impress you!

Don't forget to visit our exhibit "An Outdoor Revolution"

with photography from Brian LaPersonerie

All of this in included with our reduced admission during COVID. $5 for adults and children 12 years and up. Pay admission online - VISIT US



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255 Live Oak Drive

Vero Beach, FL 32963


Located on the western base of the Wabasso Bridge on the 510 Causeway.

ELC is a Smoke-Free campus.  Service Dogs only, please.


Phone: (772) 589-5050

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