Thursday, April 21, 2011 - County Marine Center Is Now St. Lucie County AquariumThe St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners recently approved an agreement with the Smithsonian Marine Station to continue its partnership and change the name of the St. Lucie County Marine Center to the St. Lucie County Aquarium, featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit.
Located at 420 Seaway Drive on South Hutchinson Island, the St. Lucie County Aquarium offers an up-close look at the fish, corals, crabs, sponges and other underwater creatures that can be found on the Treasure Coast. This 5,000-sqaure-foot facility features more than 8,000 gallons of marine life. The Aquarium's six exhibits and touch tank accurately reflect the habitats typically found in the Indian River Lagoon and surrounding coastal waters. The Smithsonian Marine Station and St. Lucie County are celebrating their 10th Anniversary in partnering on this project.
The St. Lucie County Aquarium is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. The first Tuesday of each month is free admission day. Group rates and memberships are available.
For more information about the Aquarium call 772-462-FISH (3474) or for school/group bookings call 772-462-3271 or visit: http://www.sms.si.edu/SMEE.