Guided Nature Trail
Experience the sounds and smells of nature as our knowledgeable trail guide takes you on a one-mile loop walk to the Indian River lagoon and back. Discover different native plants and species as we open your eyes to the wonderment of our "back yard.” The Short Guided Trail is one-third the length and is full of information about our native marine wetland habitat, the mangrove swamp.
During this 30-minute program visitors will learn about different rays and get the opportunity to have hands-on interaction with our rays. Not to worry, since the rays in the Florida Oceanographic tank do not have to protect themselves from predators, they routinely have their barbs clipped and are safe to touch.
Sea Turtle Program
Be introduced to the five sea turtle species that are found in Florida. Three of them nest along the SE coast of Florida and most of those nests are found on the shorelines of six central coast counties of which Martin County is smack in the middle. Learn how to identify our sea turtles, what their biggest threats are, and what we can do to be better stewards. We will provide up-to-date information on the turtles that are in our lagoon.
Lagoon Fish Feeding Program
Learn how to identify different types of fish found in our local waters, from sharks to game fish, in Florida Oceanographic's 750,000 gallon lagoon. See them close-up and personal as aquarium personnel feed the lagoon residents.
Program times and fees subject to change.