3236 S. US 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Phone: (772) 461-2323
Fax: (772) 464-5151
Arts & Museums
The A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum is home to one of the largest painting collection by renowned local artist of the same name. This museum is open five days a week from October through mid June. This facility was first established in 1960 and is now featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Established in 1960 by A.E. Backus, one of the most renowned landscape artists in America, this 5,000 square foot art facility features the largest display of original paintings by Backus in the nation plus features four additional exhibition wings that feature changing exhibits of artwork by contemporary Florida artists.
One of the leading oceanographic facilities in the world, this facility is spread over 500 riverfront acres and allows visitors to study marine sciences and ocean engineering. Tours are conducted Monday through Saturday of the campus and native wildlife, as well as wildlife boat tours on the Indian River Lagoon.
Discover how the earth's marine ecosystems work while at this center that features exhibits of mangrove and seagrass communities of the Indian River Lagoon, as well as a 3,300 gallon living Caribbean coral reef with hundreds of plants and animals.
In operation since 1968, the St. Lucie County Regional History Center is a local history museum located in Fort Pierce, Florida. The museum is run by volunteers from the St. Lucie Historical Society and documents the history of the local community through various antiques, displays, exhibits and artifacts.
Both children and adults will be amazed at the power of nuclear energy and electricity while at this center that offers an electrifying learning experience. Over 30 interactive, hands-on displays on electricity, energy, nuclear power, and the environment are on site. Educational classes and workshops are available and many special events are held here throughout the year.
The only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to the elite fighting men of Naval Special Warfare, this museum is located on the exact site where the World War II Navy frogmen trained and displays weapons, demolition gear, parachutes, uniforms, photographs, and memorabilia from every era which depict the historical significance of those who served on the Navy's SEAL and Underwater Demolition Teams.
The National Navy-UDT Seal Museum is a tribute to the might national navy SEAL. The museum is dedicated to showcase the life, equipment and heart of a navy SEAL. There are stories, artifacts and other memories of the navy through the Gulf War, the Second World War until today, displayed here at the museum. Tools needed by the navy personnel, weapons and other items are all displayed here to give visitors a glimpse into that life. Details of war missions that took place in the sea, on land and in the air are also told at the museum. Also on display are medals, armored vehicles and more. Check website for more details.
Maritime & Classic Boating Museum houses exhibits that trace the maritime heritage of the region. The museum was founded in 1993 on the picturesque shores of the Indian River Lagoon. For event updates and other details, please check website or call ahead.
The Stuart Heritage Museum is a great facility that strives to preserve and protect the history of Stuart. The museum has a plethora of exhibits that will enable you to get acquainted with the area's history. With more than 10,000 artifacts in their kitty, they are leaving no stone unturned to preserve Stuart's history.
Located on the 57 acre swamp between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center was opened to public in the year 1994. The center comprises of various facilities such as its administrative office and a visitor's center inside a modest building. The outdoor attractions include a 750,000 gallon Game Fish Lagoon, Sea Star Touch-Tank Pavilion and Children's Activity Pavilion to impart information about the surrounding environment and the coast with some fun and leisure activities. The mangroves and coastal hammocks in the surrounding are a major part of the eco-system and is perfect for nature trails guided by knowledgeable volunteers of the center. Open throughout the year, the place is ideal for those who want to learn ad contribute in preserving this unique environment. Call for more information.
Celebrating innovation and how people's ideas have had a major effect on our lives, the museum was founded by Harmon Elliot to pay tribute to his father who was a great inventor. The museum also showcases vintage cars and vehicles and other inventions that have revolutionized the world. They even holds exhibitions, art classes and workshops at the art studio in the museum. To know more about this unique museum, do visit their website.