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Special Events to Welcome in our New Season!
All ages will enjoy learning the importance of our waterways through an animated presentation of Over in a River, Flowing Out to the Sea at the Manatee Center on Sunday, October 5th at 1:30 pm. Award winning, children's author, Marianne Berkes, will have a book signing immediately after her presentation. Children will be treated to light refreshments and can participate in a craft. Call the Vanishing Mermaid Gift Shop at 772-429-6267 to reserve your copy of her book. Come in to view and purchase additional titles by Marianne. Admission is free for this event!
Join us on October 10th at 12:00 noon for our monthly Lunch and Learn Lecture. Master
Naturalist Instructor, Amanda Thompson, will educate us during her popular presentation:
Identifying Common Snakes and Spiders of St. Lucie County. Whether clearing your yard or
hiking the hammocks, you should know the common snakes and spiders that live in this
area, and if they are venemous or non-venemous. Admission is free, so slither on in! Bring
your lunch and bring a friend!
You are cordially invited to our OPEN HOUSE scheduled for Friday, October 17th
from 6 to 8 pm. The Manatee Center will be highlighting the many changes that have
taken place over the past several months. We are proud to be Leading By Example
showcasing our energy and water conservation measures, and our efforts to
encourage recycling. Light refreshements and beverages will be served.
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!
Join the Manateam!
Looking for something fun to do?
Become a Volunteer!
We are always looking for 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!
You could even show visitors the best gifts in town in the Vanishing Mermaid Gift Shop!
Make some amazing friends and give back to the community! The rewards are endless as a Manatee Center Volunteer!
Contact our Program Coordinator at
(772)466-1600 X3334 for more information
Vanishing Mermaid Gifts
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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