Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce

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(Please Note: The Smithsonian Marine Station is a research facility and working laboratory. Public tours are currently offered only by reservation on the third Thursday of the month at our facility at 701 Seaway Drive (on the south side of Seaway Drive). However, we maintain the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit at the St. Lucie County Aquarium at 420 Seaway Drive (on the north side of Seaway Drive) for the enjoyment and education of the public.

From Fort Pierce

Travel north on US Route 1 through the city of Fort Pierce. Make a right turn onto Seaway Drive and our facility will be on your right just over the bridge and immediately past a vacant lot.

From Vero Beach (~ 14 miles; 20 minutes)

Travel south from Vero Beach on US Route 1 to the traffic light at Seaway Drive in Fort Pierce. Make a left turn onto Seaway Drive. Our facility will be on your right just over the bridge and immediately past a vacant lot.

From the West Palm Beach airport (~ 70 miles; 1.5 hours)

From Palm Beach International Airport take I-95 North (toward Daytona) to Exit #129, Route 70 East. Follow Route 70 (which becomes Virginia Avenue) until it ends at US Route 1 (approximately 4.2 miles). At US Route 1, make a left turn and travel north to Seaway Drive. Turn right onto Seaway Drive and our facility will be on your right just over the bridge and immediately past a vacant lot.

OR

Take the Florida Turnpike North (toward Orlando) for 54 miles to the Fort Pierce Exit, #152. From the toll booth at Exit 152, turn right onto Route 70 East. Follow Route 70 (which becomes Virginia Avenue) until it ends at US Route 1. At US Route 1, make a left turn and travel north to Seaway Drive. Turn right onto Seaway Drive and our facility will be on your right just over the bridge and immediately past a vacant lot.

From the Miami airport (~ 150 miles; 3.5 hours)

Take the Florida Turnpike North and follow the directions given above for West Palm Beach.

OR

Take I-95 North (toward Daytona) and follow the directions given above for West Palm Beach.

From the Melbourne airport (~ 55 miles; 1 hour)

Follow signs to get to I-95 South. Go south on I-95 to the Indrio Road Exit, #138. Turn left as you exit and go east on Indrio Road for 6.4 miles, to US Route 1 at the traffic light. Turn right onto US Route 1, travel south to the fifth traffic light, and turn left onto Seaway Drive. Our facility will be on your right just over the bridge and immediately past a vacant lot.

From the Orlando airport (~ 120 miles; 2 hours)

Take the Beeline Expressway (Route 528) East to I-95 South. Travel south on I-95 and follow the directions given above for Melbourne.


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

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