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For more information or to register for any of these events, please call the Education Office at 772.465.3271 or send an email to SMSEducation@si.edu.

Upcoming Events

Research Station Guided Tour
Thursday, November 17
Research Station Guided TourCome hear about current research from the scientists themselves! This approximately one hour tour provides an introduction to the Smithsonian's work in Florida, a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities to speak with our marine scientists. Advance registration is required as space is limited. To register online, click here.
[2:00pm-3:00pm | Marine Station | Free | Adult]

Aquarium After Dark
Friday, December 16
Research Station Guided TourEver wonder what happens when the Aquarium lights turn off for the night? Come find out during an educational evening of family fun and exploration! Doors will open especially for this event at 5:45pm and a pizza dinner will be served at 6:00pm. Enjoy a brief presentation by education staff before venturing into the Aquarium to explore the tanks with special flashlights! Advance registration and payment are required as space is limited. Aquarium member discount available. Registration open now.
[5:45pm-7:30pm | Aquarium | $12/Adult $10/Child | Ages 5 and up]

Aquarium After Dark
Wednesday, December 28
Research Station Guided TourEver wonder what happens when the Aquarium lights turn off for the night? Come find out during an educational evening of family fun and exploration! Doors will open especially for this event at 5:45pm and a pizza dinner will be served at 6:00pm. Enjoy a brief presentation by education staff before venturing into the Aquarium to explore the tanks with special flashlights! Advance registration and payment are required as space is limited. Aquarium member discount available. Registration open now.
[5:45pm-7:30pm | Aquarium | $12/Adult $10/Child | Ages 5 and up]

Ongoing Aquarium Events and Tours

 

FREE DAY | First Tuesday of each Monthpostdoc in molecular labEnjoy free admission to the Exhibit on the first Tuesday of each month! Explore our model ecosystems and enjoy our Feeding Frenzy and Snack Time Tours (see additional tour information below). While we welcome groups on the first Tuesday, we are unable to schedule staff-facilitated education programs on this day. If your group wishes to visit on a free day, we appreciate advance notice.

Feeding Frenzy Tour | Tuesday - Saturdaypostdoc in molecular labJoin us Tuesday through Saturday at 10:30am as our underwater residents enjoy their morning meal! Learn about the Aquarium's daily menu and what makes our constantly changing ecosystems so unique.
[10:30am | FREE with paid admission | All ages]

Snack Time Tour | Tuesday - SundaySnack TimeJoin us every Tuesday through Sunday at 2:30pm as the critters in a select number of our aquaria get a special afternoon snack. Learn about animals targeted for feeding and the dynamic Model Ecosystems they call home!
[2:30pm | FREE with paid admission | All ages]

Behind-the-Scenes Tour | SaturdayBehind-the-Scenes TourThe Aquarium staff conducts a weekly behind-the-scenes tour of the facility every Saturday at 2:00pm. This insightful tour gives visitors a look at the necessary systems essential to keeping the living ecosystems thriving. Biological, chemical and mechanical filtration systems, lighting systems and chillers and feedings are all explained.
[2:00pm | FREE with paid admission | Recommended ages 10+]

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Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida 34949
Phone 772-462-6220, Fax 772-461-8154

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