The walls of their studio brim with paintings from their classes, ranging from sunlit beach scenes to bolder, more abstract compositions. Specialty classes reach beyond the canvas to adorn household ornaments such as wine glasses, candleholders, and boring old family tintypes.
Families explore the world at Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast through interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to teach them about everything from early Floridian architecture to how the body works. The museum also features numerous play areas where kids can use their imagination and pretend to be a grocery store clerk, a veterinarian, and the ultimate fantasy, a doctor who tells you your wings are finally starting to grow. The museum even has a children's theater, where kids can dress up in costumes and put on plays.
Part of the museum's mission is to educate visitors about the environment. As families explore, they can look for green clues that point out which features of the building are eco-friendly. A recycling center in the market exhibit also teaches kids firsthand what happens to things when they are recycled.
At Chillin the Most, chef Steve Brust begets a spread of hearty, refined American eats mixed in with what the restaurant calls "HealthyLicious" options. Inside three separate dining areas–each outfitted with a different atmosphere, and different music–visitors take on grilled ahi tuna, or grilled cheese sandwiches bolstered by beer-braised shredded short ribs. A wide drink selection headlined by 24 beers on tap accompanies meals, as does live entertainment throughout the week including dance parties and live bands.
From surfboards to surfboarding skills, Cowabunga Surf & Sport provides all the necessities for a day on the waves. Certified instructors teach riders how to skim the sea or tour the tropical rivers, even offering a surf camp in the summer months. Inside, the family-centered surf shop stocks surf-, paddle-, skim-, body-, and skate-boards for rental or purchase, as well as accessories, unique apparel, and a variety of beach supplies.