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Environmental Learning Center

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VERY GOOD

An interesting and educational hidden gem in Vero Beach. Make sure to bring the kids!!! Lots of... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
savy207
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Hollywood, Florida
Wonderful visit and pontoon boat tour

We had only about 40 minutes prior to the boat tour so only got to see about 1/2 of the displays... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
Scott S
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

An interesting and educational hidden gem in Vero Beach. Make sure to bring the kids!!! Lots of hands on for youngsters. A great stop to make before going to the beach.More

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Nance11, Public Relations Manager at Environmental Learning Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Hi, thank you for the positive review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here! We have lots of great activities coming up in the Fall and Winter months so please check our website at discoverELC.org If you're around the Perseid Meteor Shower & Star...More

Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

I took my 13yr old niece and 8 yr old nephew to the center and it was so not worth the time. The center boasts an aquarium and a hands on aquarium. The hands on was closed when we got there. It closes between 12-2....More

1  Thank Michelle R
Nance11, Public Relations Manager at Environmental Learning Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Hi Michelle, we are so very sorry your visit was disappointing and we take your comments very seriously. Thank you for letting us know. In the summer we have less programs than in the winter months. We hope you'll come back then and sign up...More

Reviewed April 16, 2018

We had only about 40 minutes prior to the boat tour so only got to see about 1/2 of the displays, but were very impressed. Even though the staff told us that a group of kids had been there earlier, everything was spotless. You could...More

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Nance11, Public Relations Manager at Environmental Learning Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thanks so much for the good review Scott! We're so glad you had a good time and hope that you'll come back soon to see the rest of our 64-acre lagoon campus! Please go to discoverELC.org for our calendar events and activities for your next...More

Reviewed March 26, 2018

Really enjoyed the pontoon boat to the National Wildlife Refuge of Pelican Island. We saw lots of interesting birds and dolphins and learned a lot about the estuary. The pontoon boat is small and covered, so comfortable. It often sells out so buy the tickets...More

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Nance11, Public Relations Manager at Environmental Learning Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thanks so much for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your Pelican Island Pontoon Boat Trip. The birds this year were amazing and the dolphin sightings are always fun. Just to let you know, we also have our new Spoil Island Splash Boat...More

Reviewed March 14, 2018

As Texans, we learned so much about Florida at ELC. The pontoon boat to Pelican Island was great. We saw nesting osprey, storks, pelicans, dolphins, egrets, storks, and more.More

1  Thank suzbryant
Nance11, Public Relations Manager at Environmental Learning Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you had an enjoyable time and got to learn about our beautiful Indian River Lagoon and all the marine life in it. We truly hope you'll visit us again for another EcoAdventure next time your're this...More

Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Living here I have read about pelican island but never visited so my sister and I decided to take the pontoon boat ride from the environmental center. We enjoyed it immensely our guide was so informative the time went too fast! We saw birds I’ve...More

Thank Karen B
Nance11, Public Relations Manager at Environmental Learning Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Hi Karen, thanks so much for the good review! We're so glad you had a great time on our Pelican Island Pontoon Boat trip with naturalist guide. It truly is a great way to see all the marine and bird life on the Indian River...More

Reviewed January 26, 2018

Our two-hour boat ride was very scenic and informative. We left the ELC and went under the Wabasso Bridge through the Indian River Lagoon to Pelican Island.We saw many water birds along the way, and on the island we saw large groups of white pelicans...More

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Nance11, Public Relations Manager at Environmental Learning Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Hi Rob, thank you for the good review! We're so glad you had a great time on our Pelican Island Pontoon Boat Trip. It can get a little chilly in the winter on the water so I'm so glad you made good use of our...More

Reviewed July 19, 2017

Visited during vacation on a hot and humid day, of course in Florida, but enjoyed the walk through the mangroves and the view of the river. We did not get to enjoy a canoe tour, but maybe next time. Unfortunately the fish tank was down...More

1  Thank Waltswyf
Reviewed July 2, 2017

I used to have a cub scout pack and the ELC does a tip top job at entertaining a bunch of 6-10 year old boys! We did an overnight stay and had pizza and punch. They brought in some activities for the boys and taught...More

1  Thank hummerf1
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Very much enjoyed our time here, although we didn't have children with us to share the experience. Enjoyed our stroll along the boardwalks leading through the mangroves, although wish we could have been there during cooler temperatures.

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no it’s not free please call them for the cost it’s not expensive well worth it
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