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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, August 20
postdoc in molecular labCome hear about current research from the scientists themselves! This approximately one hour program provides an introduction to the Smithsonian's work in Florida, a tour of our state-of-the-art research facilities and opportunities to speak with our marine scientists. Advance registration is required as space is limited. Register online by visiting this link: ONLINE REGISTRATION.
[2:00 - 3:00pm | Marine Station | FREE | Ages 16 and up]

Saturday Seining in the Seagrasses
Saturday, September 12
Nancy KnowltonCome get your feet wet and discover the interesting inhabitants of seagrass beds in the Indian River Lagoon! We'll start out with a brief presentation inside the Aquarium, followed by a seine-netting lesson, then we will enter the water and collect animals in the same manner as Smithsonian scientists and aquarists! All participants must wear clothes that can get wet and water shoes with heel straps. Price includes Aquarium admission. Advance registration and pre-payment are required, registration is open now. To register, call 772-465-3271 or email SMSEducation@si.edu.
[9:00am-10:30am | Aquarium | Adults: $5/Children $4 (non-members), Adults: $4/Children $3 (members) | Ages 6 and up]

Research Station Guided Tour
Thursday, September 17
postdoc in molecular labCome hear about current research from the scientists themselves! This approximately one hour program provides an introduction to the Smithsonian's work in Florida, a tour of our state-of-the-art research facilities and opportunities to speak with our marine scientists. Advance registration is required as space is limited. Register online by visiting this link: ONLINE REGISTRATION.
[2:00 - 3:00pm | Marine Station | FREE | Ages 16 and up]

Indian River Lagoon Science Festival
Saturday, September 26
postdoc in molecular labDiscovery the amazing world around you and celebrate science on the Treasure Coast at this full-day Festival in Museum Pointe Park, right next to the Aquarium! The event will feature hands-on, minds-on activities and demonstrations from science, technology, engineering, and math organizations, explosive chemistry stage shows, a live animal presentation, food vendors, and free admission to the Aquarium and St. Lucie County Regional History Center. For more information, visit the IRL Science Festival website
[10:00am - 3:00pm | Museum Pointe Park | FREE | All ages]

Research Station Guided Tour
Thursday, October 15
postdoc in molecular labCome hear about current research from the scientists themselves! This approximately one hour program provides an introduction to the Smithsonian's work in Florida, a tour of our state-of-the-art research facilities and opportunities to speak with our marine scientists. Advance registration is required as space is limited. Register online by visiting this link: ONLINE REGISTRATION.
[2:00 - 3:00pm | Marine Station | FREE | Ages 16 and up]

Saturday Seining in the Seagrasses
Saturday, October 17
Nancy KnowltonCome get your feet wet and discover the interesting inhabitants of seagrass beds in the Indian River Lagoon! We'll start out with a brief presentation inside the Aquarium, followed by a seine-netting lessons, then we will enter the water and collect animals in the same manner as Smithsonian scientists and aquarists! All participants must wear clothes that can get wet and water shoes with heel straps. Price includes Aquarium admission. Advance registration and pre-payment are required, registration is open now. To register, call 772-465-3271 or email SMSEducation@si.edu.
[9:00am-10:30am | Aquarium | Adults: $5/Children $4 (non-members), Adults: $4/Children $3 (members) | Ages 6 and up]

Ongoing Aquarium Events and Tours

 

FREE DAY | First Tuesday of each Monthpostdoc in molecular labCome enjoy 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! A volunteer or staff person will provide information on the Aquarium's daily menu, as well as share stories and provide insight on what makes our constantly changing ecosystems so unique.
[10:30am | FREE with paid admission | All ages]

Snack Time Tour | Tuesday - Sundaypostdoc in molecular labJoin us every Tuesday through Sunday at 2:30pm as the critters in a select number of our aquaria get a special afternoon snack!  Aquarium Education Staff will provide information about animals targeted for feeding each day and answer questions about our dynamic Model Ecosystems.
[2:30pm | FREE with paid admission | All ages]

Behind-the-Scenes Tour | Saturdaypostdoc in molecular labThe 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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Your Visit

Hours:

Tues-Sat: 10am-4pm
Sun: 12-4pm
Mon (Jan-Mar only)10am-4pm
(Closed New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day)

Admission:

Seniors 55+: $3.00
Adults: $4.00
Children 4-17: $3.00

Group rates available with advanced notice.

Event registration:

To register for programs or for more information, call 772.465.3271 or email the Education Office.

Location:

South Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce, Florida, just off Highway A1A on the east side of the south causeway bridge

420 Seaway Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34949


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