Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - SLC Aquarium Changes To Seasonal Hours Aug. 15-Nov. 15Effective Aug. 15, the St. Lucie County Aquarium, featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, will be operating under seasonal hours, opening just two days a week. The Aquarium will be open to the general public Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 through Nov. 15. Educational programs will still be available by reservation Tuesdays through Fridays.
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.
Admission into the Aquarium 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.
After Nov. 15, the Aquarium will return to normal hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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.