Smithsonian Exhibit at the St. Lucie County Aquarium is at 420 Seaway Dr. Marine life such as coral reef and mangroves are highlighted in the model ecosystems inspired by the region; displays reveal the diversity of the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can view everything from sardines to hermit crabs. A touch tank is one of the hands-on activities available. Feedings and behind-the-scenes tours are offered.
Guided tours are available.
$4; $3 (ages 4-17 and 55+); free (to all first Tues. of the month).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. noon-4, Jan.-Mar.; Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. noon-4, rest of year. Feeding tours available Tues.-Sat. at 10:30 and 2:30 (also Sun. at 2:30). Behind-the-scenes tour Sat. at 2. Closed major holidays.