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St. Lucie County Aquarium, Regional History Center Reopen June 3

Jun 1, 2020 | , ,

Erick Gill

The St. Lucie County Aquarium, featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, and the Regional History Center will reopen to the public by appointment only starting Wednesday, June 3 with precautions to protect the public and staff from the spread of COVID-19.

As part of the temporary procedures, admission into both facilities will be done by online appointment only. Reservation for the Aquarium can be made at https://register.stlucieco.gov/WebTrac/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbp=1# (go to the “Search” tab at the top under “Activity.” The St. Lucie County Regional History Center will take reservation via telephone at 772-462-1795.
Visitors must maintain a six-foot distance from other people outside your party. No more than 15 guests will be permitted inside the aquarium or the facilities the same time and parties should be limited to five people. Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear masks while inside the facility, except for children under the age of 5.

Reservations will be spaced out in 20 minute intervals with a maximum of one hour for visitors to explore the nearly 6,000 gallons of marine life that’s on display or the historical artifacts that date back before St. Lucie County was an official county. However, feeding tours, interactive exhibits including the touch tank, and educational programming are temporarily unavailable for the safety of visitors and staff.

Located at 420 Seaway Drive, the St. Lucie County Aquarium is a 5,000-square-foot public facility that operates in partnership between the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County’s Parks and Recreation Department. The Regional History Center, also located in Museum Pointe Park, is operated in partnership with volunteers from the St. Lucie Historical Society.

Admission into the St. Lucie County Aquarium is currently $3.25 per person regardless of age, during this online registration process. The Aquarium will be operating under revised hours to allow for additional sanitization. The temporary hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission into the Regional History Center is $3 with the revised hours of Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Joint tickets for both facilities are $5.25.

For more information about the Aquarium, including a look at the Smithsonian’s distance learning videos and worksheets, visit www.stlucieco.gov/aquarium.
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