We hope you have fun visiting and exploring each of these amazing Treasure Coast locations. Each spot has a highlight activity to achieve. Visit all six locations to earn your Treasure!
Ready? Let’s go!
1. Complete the highlight activity at each spot.
2. Have a parent or guardian post a photo on Facebook at each partnering location.
3. This photo must show proof that you participated.
4. Tag @tckidsquest on Facebook or IG and the appropriate partner page.
5. Claim your Treasure at the IRC Chamber of Commerce located at; 1216 21st St., Vero Beach, FL 32960.
About Our Partner Locations
World-famous treasure hunter, Mel Fisher, opened a permanent museum in Sebastian, Florida in 1992. Mel started his full-time treasure hunting career in Vero Beach when he moved here with his wife Dolores and their family from California in 1963. After seven years of successfully salvaging the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet, he went on to discover the main pile of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha in July of 1985. This is the largest underwater treasure find in history. To this day, his family continues to search for the remaining cargo of the Atocha.
LaPorte Farms, a uniquely beautiful petting farm located in Sebastian, Florida, was established in 1994 by Sebastian resident Laura LaPorte. Laura grew up on a farm with cattle, goats, chickens, and horses. Her love for animals is carried out today in this meticulously maintained farm. Set on an estate of five acres, LaPorte Farms has been described as Sebastian’s best kept secret.
Countryside Family Farms is a family-owned business of growers, harvesters, and shippers of citrus in Indian River County. Generations work together to nurture, harvest, and ship their fruit to their customers. Their loyal employees take pride in the farm’s continued growth and work extremely hard to bring the very best product to market. Come and visit their groves and shops in Vero Beach, Florida. You’ll see for yourself the results of the love and passion that make Countryside Family Farms the proud keepers of the grand tradition that is the family farm.
The Environmental Learning Center was founded in 1988 by a group of environmentally conscious pioneers from the Pelican Island Audubon Society, who lived in our community and cherished the nature that thrives in the Indian River Lagoon. Through the support of the community, donors, members, board, staff, and volunteers, they build their nature learning and stewardship programs. Their mission is to educate, inspire, and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being.
The Vero Beach Museum of Art, a nonprofit organization, was established in 1978 and has become the principal visual arts facility on Florida’s Treasure Coast. The museum serves as a regional center to appreciate and teach the arts and humanities. Its neoclassical structure in Riverside Park, along the scenic Indian River, serves more than 75,000 residents and visitors annually. Through exhibitions, art collections, events, and classes, the museum is applauded as the community’s cultural heart.
Arthur McKee and Waldo Sexton purchased the 80-acre tropical hammock in 1922 with the intention of cultivating citrus. The property’s natural beauty was deemed too special in its native state to disturb, so the two land developers employed landscape architect William Lyman Phillips to design the basic infrastructure of streams, ponds, and trails. Then they assembled an outstanding collection of water lilies and orchids – augmenting native vegetation with ornamental plants and exotic specimens from around the world. Now a Florida landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, recognized by the Garden Conservancy as a preservation project of national significance, and with its updated Children’s Garden, McKee Botanical Garden is, as its founders envisioned, a wild place of natural beauty for all.
Follow Along On The Adventure
Use the #TCKidsQuest hashtag and share photos of your adventure with the rest of the world.