Contact Numbers

Manatee Observation and Education Center:

Vanishing Mermaid Gift Shop 772-429-6267

To Report an Injured Manatee: 888-404-3922

Upcoming Events

Manatee Marvels Revealed
Sun Nov 29 @12:30PM - 01:30PM
Dining with the Fish
Sat Dec 05 @10:30AM -
Volunteer Interest Session
Sat Dec 05 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Mermaid Tales
Sun Dec 06 @ 2:00PM -
Mermaid Tales
Sun Dec 06 @ 2:00PM -
Christmas Parade: "A Christmas to Remember"
Sun Dec 13 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Dining with the Fish
Sun Dec 20 @10:30AM -
Youth Christmas Conservation Camp
Mon Dec 21 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Youth Christmas Conservation Camp
Tue Dec 22 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Fort Pierce Authentic Tours

School Programs & Field Trips


Create a memorable experience with our unique educational programs! Whether you choose a self-guided tour or one of our standards-based programs on or off-site, we can help you enhance and enrich your science curriculum.


MC2 PHOTOFIELD TRIPS to the Manatee Center!

Come Visit Us!  Let your students follow a turtle, touch a sea star, and watch for manatees!  Admission to the Manatee Center  is only $1.00 per person! Additional educational program costs vary and a minimum of 12 students is required.  View a full list of our programs in our Education Program Brochure !



Avoid permission slips and buses—we have programs that come to you! In the course of an hour, your students will have a science learning adventure that only the Manatee Center can make possible.  We will bring the activities, props, and lessons directly into your classroom!  Many lessons include live animals!  View a full description of our Outreach Programs or Book your Program  now!   




We can provide special activities for your home school group, church group, recreation center, club or scout group!  Paddle with us on the Indian River Lagoon, learn the art of photography, meet animals up close, and experience fun in nature! Learn more than just manatees!  All of our programs can be modified to meet your needs. 




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Field trip dates are limited and reservations are required (seeTerms & Conditions ). 

Contact Erin Cartmill, Education Coordinator at

              (772) 466-1600 X 3337   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.