Museums in Vero Beach

National Navy UDT–SEAL Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

North Beach

Museum honors the birth and evolution of the Navy SEALs, built at site of their first training missions 70 years ago

$16 $8

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VIP Kennedy Bunker and Coast Guard Station Tour for Two or Four at Palm Beach Maritime Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Palm Beach Maritime Museum

Palm Beach Maritime Museum (need to take Water Taxi or Boat to get to museum)

Water taxi to JFK's Cuban Missile Crisis–era bunker and a historical Coast Guard station on Peanut Island; historian discusses Cold War

$50 $25

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Night Museum Visit for Two or Four at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (Up to 59% Off)

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

West Palm Beach

At visits during special evening events, visitors get to touch marine animals and check out the planetarium’s wonders

$27 $11

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Entry for Two or Four to the US Space Walk of Fame Museum (Up to 55% Off)

US Space Walk of Fame Museum

Titusville

Visitors are educated about the US space program and historic Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle programs with artifacts and memorabilia

$10 $5

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Military History (61% Off)

Museum of Military History

Kissimmee

Museum hosts workshops, lectures, and interactive exhibits to help museum-goers better understand the combat experience of American veterans

$14 $5.50

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World of Chocolate Museum Tour with Optional Mug and Hot Chocolate or Coffee (Up to 41% Off)

World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe

Southwest Orlando

Two dozen chocolate sculptures of world monuments complement a historical tour of cacao's discovery, early use, and industry growth

$16.95 $10

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Single-Day Admission for 4, or 1-on-1 or Family Membership to Explorations V Children's Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Explorations V Children's Museum

Downtown

Explore three floors of interactive children’s exhibits, including a pretend supermarket, a theatre, and a treehouse with a slide

$28 $14

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Admission for 2 or 4 or 1-Year Family Membership to Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Florida Air Museum

Lakeland Municipal Airport

Aviation museum displays homebuilt and military planes, plus artifacts from the largest collection of Howard Hughes memorabilia in the world

$24 $15

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From model cars to butterflies, many hobbyists have a collection of personal treasures. In the late Mel Fisher's case, his happened to consist of tons upon tons of gold, silver, and jewels. A pioneering diver, Fisher made his name in 1985 with the discovery of the 1622 wreck of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Se?ora de Atocha, felled as it was transporting 40 tons of gold and silver back to Europe. Rather than using the haul to fill his swimming pools, he set about making his discoveries known to the world while continuing to explore the ocean floor for other wrecked 17th- and 18th-century ships. Today, Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum awes visitors with a look at its namesake's remarkable life and collection.

  • Size: at least 10 mother lodes
  • Eye Catcher: a gleaming golden whistle from the Margarita site
  • The Collection: artifacts from a Spanish fleet that sank in 1715 on the treasure coast
  • Hands-On: Visitors can lift an actual Atocha gold bar?and purchase authentic unique coins in jewelry settings, treasure recreations, or nautical gifts.
1322 US Highway 1
Sebastian,
FL
US

Almost 70 years ago, the first U.S. Navy frogmen began underwater demolitions training in the waters around Fort Pierce. Commissioned through an act of Congress and the signature of the president, the National Navy UDT–SEAL Museum now stands where these first training sessions began and documents the evolution of the first volunteers into today's Navy SEALs. Exhibits honor the predecessors to the SEAL program and display artifacts and equipment from combat, including Apollo training vehicles, a Vietnam-era ”Huey” helicopter, and the SEALs' unique water vehicles powered by hardworking seahorses. Also on display are all 10,000 pounds of the fiberglass lifeboat from the 2009 hostage rescue of Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama following its hijacking by Somalian pirates. Visitors can also view WWII training obstacles rescued from the ocean floor or take in the names of fallen heroes as they walk on memorial bricks donated by the friends and family of former SEALs. In addition to documenting and honoring past soldiers, the National Navy UTD–SEAL Museum also reaches out to living veterans through their reunions and their partnership with the Wheelchairs for Warriors program.

3300 N Hwy
Fort Pierce,
FL
US

Before paved streets and residential blocks took its place, a maze of wetlands rife with rustling wildlife thrived in Central Florida. Such a scene is hard to imagine amid a backdrop of loud car horns, but skeptical visitors to The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science can travel back in time and see it for themselves on a stroll through the museum’s 19.5-acre nature preserve.

This remarkable preserve joins special exhibits dedicated to regional and cultural artifacts in fulfilling the museum’s mission to keep Florida’s heritage alive in the minds of its current inhabitants. Since the nonprofit facility first opened in 1973, an influx of state and philanthropic funding has spawned further expansion. One of the most crucial add-ons, the Taylor Wing, now houses a nonstop procession of visiting exhibitions and the kid-themed Imagination Center, where young hands can touch actual fossils of mammoths and 8-track tapes. Popular ongoing exhibits include large dioramas of local ecosystems and the Windover Story exhibit, which illustrates how the residents of Brevard County lived 7,000 years ago.

2201 Michigan Ave
Cocoa,
FL
US

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex celebrates the past, present, and future of space travel with educational exhibits and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. And as a reminder that the history contained here is still being written, the center displays a countdown clock marking off the seconds until the next scheduled launch.

  • Size: The sprawling complex contains dozens of sites, simplified by sample itineraries that suggest guests plan to spend eight hours exploring some of the most popular exhibits and attractions.
  • Eye-Catcher: See the 363-foot Saturn V rocket, the largest rocket ever made, and watch in wonder as that magic journey to the moon is brought to life once again at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
  • Permanent Mainstay: The actual space shuttle Atlantis serves as the centerpiece of an exhibit on the history of the NASA shuttle program, surrounded by interactive exhibits.
  • Don't Miss: The center provides guests with the opportunity to touch an actual moon rock at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
  • Hands-On Experience: The Shuttle Launch Experience recreates the thrill of takeoff with its realistic simulation of the ascent into orbit, and includes testimonials by veteran astronauts and stunning views of Earth.
  • Special Programs: Guests can attend a lunch where an actual NASA astronaut will recount space-faring experiences for the group.
State Road 405
Kennedy Space Center,
FL
US

Established: 1959

Staff Size: 25?50 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Aquarium, Hurricane Simulator, Planetarium

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with the Director Of Marketing

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?

Daily touch tanks at 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. with sea stars, horseshoe crabs, sea urchins, hermit crabs, lobsters, and more. On the last Friday of every month, the science center stays open late for Nights at the Museum. Another one of our many popular attractions is the Outdoor Science Trail.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

During Nights at the Museum, activities include animal encounters, touch tank experience, giveaways, costume contests, experiments and demonstrations. Guests also have the opportunity to view the night sky in the observatory. Come dressed to match the monthly themes for a special prize.

4801 Dreher Trl N
West Palm Beach,
FL
US

Two floors of interactive exhibits help the Schoolhouse Children's Museum and Learning Center teach its pint-sized patrons about the history of the South Florida region. Mini milk-chuggers can indulge their lactose leanings at the Dairy Days exhibit, where they can take a turn milking a cow, whereas tractor-crazy tots might head for the Farmhouse, where they can role-play to learn about local agri-history. A 15-foot model of the Jupiter Lighthouse sports an animatronic clone of pioneer Hannibal Pierce that talks to visiting children during museum hours and sings baritone in the after-hours choir.

129 E Ocean Ave
Boynton Beach,
FL
US