Vero Beach is home to a variety of different museums, including those filled with treasure, works of art and hands on opportunities for the little ones. The different museum choices in one of the things that make visiting and living in the Vero Beach area exciting. So many things to do, so many different choices.
Here is a list of museums in the Vero Beach area:
Vero Beach Museum of Art
Vero Beach is proud to be home to the largest cultural arts facility along Florida’s Treasure Cosat. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is located at Riverside Park, just off of the Indian River Lagoon. This museum houses an educational institution, collection of American and international works of art and offers a variety of art and humanities programs. The Museum of Art also offers summer programs for kids of all ages and year-round programs for kids, adults and families to enjoy together.
The Vero Beach Museum of Art is located at 3001 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach. For more information call 772.231.0707.
The Heritage Center and Citrus Museum
Currently the Heritage Center is primarily rented out for wedding and other reception-style events, however, the Citrus Museum still features a collection of artifacts, photographs featuring Vero’s history and other memorabilia from some of the area’s citrus pioneers.
The Heritage Center and Citrus Museum is located at 2140 14th Avenue in Vero Beach. For more information call 772.770.2263.
Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum
Dive into the breathtaking collection of artifacts from the Santa Margarita and the Nuestra Senora de Atocha. Both of these ships sank just off of Florida’s coastline. World famous Mel Fisher collected many of the artifacts that are on display at the museum.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum is located at 1322 US Highway 1 in Sebastian. For more information call 772.589.0435.
McLarty Treasure Museum
The McLarty Treasure Museum features artifacts from the Spanish Plate Fleet that sank off the shores of Florida’s east coast in 1715. The museum is home to a variety of artifacts recovered from the ships just off shore from the museum.
The McLarty Treasure Museum is located at 13180 North A1A in Vero Beach. For more information visit the Florida State Park website by clicking here.
Sebastian Area Historical Museum
Located in the heart of downtown Sebastian is the Sebastian Area Historical Museum. This museum hosts a variety of displays featuring the Ais Indians, Pelican Island, historical clothing, quilts, fishing, family life and is even home to a research facility.
The museum is located at 1235 Main Street, in the Sebastian City Hall Complex. For more information call 772.581.1380.
Other popular museums near the Vero Beach area include:
- NAVY UDT-Seal Museum - 3300 N. Highway A1A in Fort Pierce - 772.595.5845
- A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery - 500 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce - 772.465.0630
- St. Lucie County Regional History Center - 414 Seaway Drive in Fort Pierce - 772.462.1795
- Liberty Bell Memorial Museum - 1601 Oak Street in Melbourne - 321.727.1776
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