Treasure Coast Attractions: The Manatee Observation and Education Center
One of the most unique animals of Florida is the manatee. While you might get a glimpse of one in the water, you don’t often get to see them up close. However, the Manatee Observation and Education Center gives you a chance to get up-close with this interesting species. Find out about this one of the Treasure Coast attractions.
What is the Manatee Observation and Education Center?
Located in Fort Pierce, the Manatee Observation and Education Center is a place for you to learn about the splendor of the manatee. The site is in an
area that manatee like to relax, making it a perfect place to view manatees in the wild. No matter what time of the year you visit, it’s possible that you will see a manatee.
The center has an observation walkway and a two-story observation tower for manatee viewing. However, you could also get the chance to see mullet, dolphin, terns, and brown pelicans.
If you show up on the rare day that there are no manatees in the water, you still get quite the experience. The center has information about manatees and other local wildlife. While there, you can learn about Florida’s habitats and ecosystem. You can also enjoy some of the hands-on exhibits.
If you’re interested in plants, you can walk through the garden trail. The center is bringing back some of Florida’s exotic flowers. As their garden grows, they attract butterflies. You never know what you will find in the gardens.
Visiting the Center
The Observation Center only has a $1 admission fee, and children under five are free with a paying parent. Contact us at the Vero Beach Inn and Suites to find out how to enjoy this and other Treasure Coast attractions.