Welcome to the Manatee Center!
MANATEE CENTER EXCLUSIVE EVENT!
Then, put some SPRING in your STEP with the
Manatee Center 5 K!
Join us on Saturday, March 22, 2014 for the 6th Annual Manatee Center 5K! This race gets bigger and better every year! We have a USATF certified course #FL11040EBM, handmade ceramic awards for overall & age group winners, refreshments after the race, and a runner's raffle! The first 300 registrants receive a free t-shirt, so get your registration in today!
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!
The Fourth Annual Great Coconut Float!
Oyster Fest & the Great Coconut Float, APRIL 5th, FREE, details at www.tcmfinc.org
The Fourth Annual Great Coconut Float will be held in downtown Fort Pierce along the water at the Manatee Observation and Education Center on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Join us for this exciting, environmentally friendly alternative to a rubber ducky race. All of our coconuts are naturally grown and fully biodegradable! Buy yours today for only $5 each!
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
The weather outside may not be frightful, but March in Florida can be so delightful! While balmy breezes and swaying palms may not be everyone's idea of a typical winter, The Vanishing Mermaid Gift Shop has some pretty unique ways to celebrate the New Year! Shop online or visit us in the store our latest and greatest additions like the adorable Mana-Tea Infuser, funky octopus boxers, and classic manatee notecards!