Coastal Center Admission

Purchase tickets to the Coastal Center  The Coastal Center is open 7 Days a Week, 10am to 4pm.  Admission tickets may be purchased upon arrival or in advance below.  Advanced purchase of admission tickets does not guarantee entrance to the Coastal Center at any particular date or time.  Please…

Coastal Center Closed

Please note that the Coastal Center is closed in observance of Easter Sunday.

Coastal Center Closed Week

The Coastal Center will be closed for updates from the 16-20. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"Marine Megafauna Health Assessments: Insights into Marine Ecosystem Health" by Dr. Annie Page-Karjian

Coastal Lecture Series

"Exploring the Invisible: Blue Holes of The Bahamas" by Dr. Kenny Broad

Coastal Lecture Series

Learn about the rare and endangered fish species that call the St. Lucie River home, and how years of polluted freshwater discharge are threatening their existence. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"Sea Level Rise–Fact & Fiction" by John Englander is the first of eight thought-provoking, science and conservation-themed lectures focused on topics that are relevant to everyone who lives in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on select TUESDAYS at the Blake Library in Stuart, Jan-Mar.

Coastal Lecture Series

"Deepwater Horizon – Ten Years Later" by Dr. Jon Moore is the seventh of eight thought-provoking, science and conservation-themed lectures focused on topics that are relevant to everyone who lives in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on select TUESDAYS at the Blake Library in Stuart, Jan-…

Coastal Lecture Series

"Indian River Lagoon Research at the Smithsonian Marine Station" by Dr. Valerie Paul

Coastal Lecture Series

The Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River are in trouble!  Get an update on last year’s cyanobacteria blooms and Lake Okeechobee discharges, and find out what the future holds for fixing these problems. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"Hope for Healthier Waters in the Sunshine State: Update 2019" by Mark Perry is the second event of the 2020 Coastal Lecture Series held Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Blake Library. We encourage you to arrive early as space is limited to the first 250 attendees. 

Coastal Lecture Series

"Florida's Invasive Reptiles and Amphibians" by Dr. Zack Jud

Coastal Lecture Series

"Living in the Zika Latitudes: Mosquitoes, Humans, and Emerging Pathogens" by Dr. Gordon Patterson

Coastal Lecture Series

"The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter" by Dr. Ellen Prager is the fourth of eight thought-provoking, science and conservation-themed lectures focused on topics that are relevant to everyone who lives in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on select TUESDAYS at the Blake Library in…

Coastal Lecture Series

Find out how the Treasure Coast got its nickname by exploring the story of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet that wrecked on our shores during a hurricane more than 300 years ago.

Coastal Lecture Series

2024 Coastal Lecture Series The Coastal Lecture Series will be returning to the Blake Library in Stuart in January! These free lectures will be held on Tuesday nights from January 9th through March 12th, starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. We are also offering a live simulcast of all lectures for…

Coastal Lecture Series

"Images Documenting the History of Hutchinson Island” by Sandy Thurlow is the third of eight thought-provoking and informational lectures focused on topics that are relevant to those who live in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on select TUESDAYS at the Blake Library in Stuart, Jan-Mar.

Coastal Lecture Series

"Islands in the Sand:  Nearshore Hardbottom Reefs of East Florida" by Dr. Dan McCarthy and Dr. Ken Lindeman

Coastal Lecture Series

"Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal & the Struggle for Florida’s Future" by Dr. Steve Noll

Coastal Lecture Series

"Light in the Sea: Extremes of Vision in Marine Giants" by Dr. Michael Grace is the fifth of eight thought-provoking, science and conservation-themed lectures focused on topics that are relevant to everyone who lives in coastal Florida. Held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on select TUESDAYS at the Blake…

Coastal Lecture Series

Dive in to learn more about goliath grouper and the important roles these gentle giants play on Treasure Coast reefs and wrecks! 

Coastal Lecture Series

"Florida’s Mangroves Move North in the Absence of Winter Freezes" by Dr. Loraé Simpson

Coastal Lecture Series

"Making Florida's Springs Great Again" by Dr. Robert Knight