There are so many opportunities for exploration, learning and education at the ELC!


$7 Adults & Children 12 & over. $5 for Children 11 to 2 years old/active and retired military.

FREE admission for Children under 2. 
ELC Members get FREE Admission every day and at ELC events so join today! 
Free Admission with proof of financial need: EBT card, Medicaid card, SNAP,  TANF, or free & reduced lunch letter. 

Our Campus

Our surroundings are especially beautiful because they provide a natural habitat for birds, fish, crustaceans, and mammals of many kinds. The Indian River Lagoon, the big body of water that nearly surrounds us, is home to more than 4,300 different species of plants and animals, 36 of which are endangered or rare. It is one of the most bio-diverse estuaries in North America and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, is named an Estuary of National Significance.

Be sure to bring your cell phone, because we have 13 interactive stops throughout our campus that will teach you about the environment and our unique habitat when you dial the number on a sign. Visit the Discovery Station Interactive Museum which is home to the largest brackish water aquarium in Indian River County, a 145-gallon touch tank where you can get up close with some of the marine animals that occupy the Indian River Lagoon, 3 other aquariums, dioramas with lift panels and hands-on exhibits. Our campus is always changing and we're always bringing in new programs and activities so check back often to experience new things here!

Get outside with a children's learning and play area, our Imagination Station, located next to the Welcome Center! Along the path you'll find fun fairy houses and tipis. While you're here sign up for a canoe trip or pontoon tour - both memorable nature based experiences!

Scavenger Hunt

Explore the ELC's campus while having fun searching for items on our scavenger hunt! Look for cool creatures and plants as you roam around!

All-Terrain Wheelchairs

Enjoy the ELC's beautiful campus on an all-terrain wheelchair. The ELC's mission is to connect all people with the environment, and our all-terrain wheelchairs are perfect for getting around campus. Please bring someone to push, or call (772) 589-5050 if someone is needed. 

Adventure Backpacks

Check out an adventure backpack at the front desk of our Welcome Center. Discover the ELC using the tools in the bag!

Campus Map

ELC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Admission, memberships & donations are critical to continuing our mission. Join or give today! 

Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: (772) 589-5050

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

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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