Manatee Center in Fort Pierce, Florida
Fun Activities for the Kids At the Manatee Center
When looking for things to do in Port St Lucie be sure to visit the Manatee Center. Whether the kids are on vacation, spring break or off for the holiday they will enjoy the Manatee Center in Fort Pierce. The staff is very knowledgeable in marine life and reptiles. There are various fish tanks, reptiles and information stations. Outside you can walk out on the docks and there is an observation deck. There are some nice Manatee statues to take pictures of the kids with a nice gift shop inside. The cost is very minimal and even if you do not spot a Manatee the center is well worth visiting. Even though we did not see a Manatee the day we went we still caught a glimpse of some marine life off the docks. With such beautiful weather, it was a joy just to see the water and blue skies. Nearby is a tourist center to pick up some brochures for other activities on the Treasure Coast.
The center is located west of the Atlantic and overlooks the Indian River Lagoon known for the historical resting spot for the Manatees. Besides the Manatees one might see a variety of wildlife including Dolphins, Brown Pelicans, Terns and a stroll through the butterfly center with beautiful flowers attracting the butterflies.
Manatee Center address:
480 N Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 · (772) 466-1600