Museums in Stuart


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  • Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast
    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.
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    1707 NE Indian River Dr.
    Jensen Beach, FL US
  • National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum
    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.
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    3300 N Highway A1a
    Fort Pierce, FL US
  • South Florida Science Museum
    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 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. Come dressed to match the monthly themes for a special prize.
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    4801 Dreher Trl N
    West Palm Beach, FL US
  • Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum
    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.
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    1322 Us Highway 1
    Sebastian, FL US
  • Schoolhouse Children's Museum & Learning Center
    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.
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    129 E Ocean Ave
    Boynton Beach, FL US
  • The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
    Dedicated to communicating and celebrating the intricacies of Japanese art and culture for 33 years, The Morikami Museum has cooked up a visual feast of 5,000 art objects, rotating exhibits, 200 acres of lush, meticulously maintained gardens, and enlightening events such as tea ceremonies conducted in its Seishin-an tea house. The dual membership gifts up to two people unlimited access to the museum and gardens for one year, free admission to annual festivals, exclusive invitation to members-only receptions, and a host of discounts for events, local restaurants, and more.
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    4000 Morikami Park Rd
    Delray Beach, FL US

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