Manatee Center Summer Camps!
Join us for our Nature Seekers Camp, June 16-20, where we will discover wetlands, uplands, and coastal ecosystems found in our own backyard! This camp is designed for ages 5-9 and runs from 9 am- 4 pm.
Need even more adventure? Check out Eco-Keepers Camp, July 7-11, for ages 8-12. This camp features exciting outdoor adventures, including beachcombing, seining, kayaking, and more!
Our number one goal is to provide quality education to all of our visitors!
Looking for something new and exciting for your child?
The Manatee Center is offering weekend workshops, hands-on educational programs, and special events just for you!
Nature Seekers Camp: June 16 – 20
This nature-lovers camp combines the use of live animals, hands-on activities, outdoor adventures and exploration of our unique habitats. Discover wetlands, uplands and coastal ecosystems found in our own backyard! Camp runs 9am- 4pm. Ages 5- 9. Weekly rate $175; Members $160
Eco-Keepers Camp: July 7 – 11
Discover plants & animals in our estuary as we discover how to protect our waters! This camp features exciting outdoor adventures, including beachcombing, seining, kayaking, and more! Activities promote environmental awareness! Camp runs 9am- 4pm. Ages 8-12. Weekly rate $175; Members $160
Join the Manateam!
Looking for something fun to do?
Become a Volunteer!
We are always looking for some awesome volunteers to make the Manatee Center Shine! Have you ever wondered if manatees have fingernails? Or how a corn snake got its name? There's so much to explore and learn when you become a member of the ManaTeam!
Spend your time exploring for manatees in our creek or talking to people from around the world. Perform animal encounters with our amazing touch tank and if you're brave enough, our snake!
Or show visitors the best gifts in town from the Vanishing Mermaid Gift Shop!
Make some amazing friends, learn about Florida's state marine mammal and give back to the community! What could be better than that? The rewards are endless as a Manatee Center Volunteer!
Contact our Program Coordinator at
(772)466-1600 X3334 for more information
Gift Shop News
Vanishing Mermaid Gift Shop
Time for Some Florida Fun
Whether you are visiting our area for the first time or enjoying a Florida "staycation" stop by the Vanishing Mermaid for your Fun 'n the Sun needs!
Manatee Beach Towel
Foldable Sun Hat
Fashion Sun Shades
Here are a few specials:
Fashion scarves 20% off
All jewelry 20% to 50% off
Fiber Doormats Now only $10