950 US 1
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 569-0900
Fax: (772) 569-5502
Arts & Museums
The Indian River Citrus Museum traces back the origin of citrus cultivation and its commercial utilization along the east coast of Florida. The museum is located in the historic downtown of the city and showcases various pictorial presentations, artifacts and memorabilia, some of which were donated by treasure hunter Mel Fisher. A perfect way to tour this place is with the help of the guide available at the museum. Call for more information.
This historical society maintains an exhibition center in the historic circa 1903 railroad station that showcases displays which depict the area's roots and growth. Downtown historical walking tours are also available by appointment on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., in season.
Featuring national and international level art exhibitions and cultural events, the Vero Beach Museum of Art is a paradise for art lovers. Lectures, concerts and seminars add to the buzz. It is one of the largest art facilities in the state and boasts five art galleries, a library, a sculpture garden and classrooms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An exciting educational planetarium that transports you to distant places and times and uses special effect projectors to tell stories about the planets and stars. There are 74 comfortable reclining seats with headrests on sites and a state-of-the-art Spitz automated star projector recreates the sky with the sun, moon, and planets magically appearing among the stars on the 40-foot domed ceiling. The Hallstrom Planetarium has just installed a brand new, state of the art, immersive video projector. You can now explore the whole universe from you seat.
This museum preserves historical local artifacts such as maps, photos, and memorabilia and documents the history of the Sebastian area while providing information on the life of the early pioneers of the Sebastian area. The museum also features demonstrations of pioneer arts and crafts held occasionally on Saturdays during the season.
Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum displays archaeological exhibits as well as the 1715 Treasure Fleet. Started in 1992, the museum also has a special laboratory that helps in conserving underwater artifacts.