Get ready for some serious visual stimulation at Fort Pierce's St Lucie County Marine Center, where art experts and novices come together.
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The Florida Aquarium has given families a glimpse into the mysteries and magic of the undersea world and the land that surrounds it for 20 years. View marine life from around the world from mere inches away, and splash with your family in Explore A Shore, the outdoor water adventure zone. Extended Fun Thursdays offers family-friendly entertainment, dining, and drinks at the aquarium on the Bay.
The Journey to Madagascar exhibit provides a look into the island's unique wildlife and diverse geography as well as the nearby Indian Ocean coral reef. The marine life exhibits spotlight the creatures that live in the bay or deeper underwater, even allowing kids to touch rays and sharks at Stingray Beach or lock eyes with sea turtles. Kids also see the sights of a 60-foot dive at the coral-reef exhibit's walk-through tunnel, whose underwater coral cave and brightly colored fish earned the aquarium a place in Parents magazine's top 10 aquariums for kids. A trip down the Wetlands Trail allows visitors to get face to face with playful otters and more circumspect Burmese pythons, while the Penguin Point opens a window into the lives of the best dressed of the flightless water birds.
The scenes inside SEA LIFE's tanks are like a Where's Waldo? book come to life, except the protagonists within the underwater tableau aren't awkwardly dressed like candy canes. Thousands of fish swirl through the waters, and you could easily spend hours picking out specific species.
Seahorses, on the other hand, swim in open view. So does other marine life—especially once you enter the ocean tunnel, which simulates the experience of walking across the ocean floor. Blacktip reef sharks roam overhead and flash their menacing teeth at the cownose stingrays, who appear to smile back.
The aquarium's more interactive attractions explain what makes undersea life so appealing. At the touchpool, for instance, education hosts explain the lives of coastal creatures, letting visitors touch everything in the exhibit, including sea stars and hermit crabs.
Even though SEA LIFE spans 20 displays and thousands of sea creatures, only so many creatures can call the aquarium home. To help marine life outside its walls, SEA LIFE runs and participates in many different conservation campaigns and programs. SEA LIFE aquarium rescues seals, finds permanent homes for disabled sea turtles, and breeds seahorses to protect these endangered species from extinction.
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With hot attractions and must-see sites, Peace River Wildlife Center in Punta Gorda can accommodate all of your vacation dreams and desires.
Peace River Wildlife Center is located near a range of parking facilities, making parking during your stay quick and easy.