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Friday, November 14 at 12 noon
Come on a magical mystery manatee tour to learn the untold secrets of Florida's state Marine mammal. Uncover their true history, meet their relatives, take a peek at manatee romance and motherhood and learn how manatees save thousands of human lives every day. Secrets of Florida's endangered state marine mammal will be revealed by Diane Morgan, during her presentation “Manatee Mystique”. She will guide you through the world of the marvelous, mysterious, and misunderstood manatee.
Diane Morgan is an adjunct professor of philosophy and literature at Wilson College PA and IRSC and has authored dozens of books on animals of all kinds.Diane volunteers at the Manatee Observation and Education Center, the Manatee Project at Harbor Branch Oceanographic and the Save the Manatee Club.
Lunch & Learn Lectures are held the second Friday of each month in the Manatee Center’s indoor classroom unless otherwise noted. Admission is free, so bring your lunch and bring a friend!
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!
ALL ABOUT 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
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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
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Here are a few specials:
Fashion scarves 20% off
All jewelry 20% to 50% off
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