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Address: 480 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone Number: (772) 466-1600 ext. 3333
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Fun and informative

Visited with my granddaughter and loved it. She was able to learn and gave fun at the same time. The touch tank was her favorite. Visited the gift shop for some items. A very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Christine R
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Hanover Township, United States
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visited with my granddaughter and was fun and informative. The touch tank was our favorite. Will visit again and again.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have visited this attraction several times and alas mostly when it was closed but we still got to see a family of manatees in the canal across the street. It is located in a nice area near the Intracoastal waterway.

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Hanover Township, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited with my granddaughter and loved it. She was able to learn and gave fun at the same time. The touch tank was her favorite. Visited the gift shop for some items. A very fun treat for me and my granddaughter.

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Orange, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were excited to have the opportunity to see manatees. Of course they are not anywhere near us in Massachusetts! We enjoyed the video and all the exhibits.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Good little stop with the young ones . Not a big place but you can see manatees out back from time to time and learn quite a bit inside. Did you know manatees have toenails like humans ??

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Sebastian, Florida
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Did see apx. a 7 ft. manatee that surfaced briefly when I first got there. The center is relatively small, but some great paintings, both inside and out, decorate the building...and a life size replica of one inside is fun to see. Very interesting information about their physical make up and lives. Some good small aquariums inside with other fish... More 

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Fort Pierce, Fl
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It's a nice little educational center; only $1 for admission. There is lots of information on manatees and other local marine life. There is a small touch tank and friendly, knowledgeable volunteers. We enjoy browsing in the gift shop. There's a nice view even if there are no manatees around. They also have summer camps and will do birthday parties... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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329 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great place to take people visiting Florida. Good chance you will see a manatee in the harbor. You can cross the bridge and look for them on the other side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Worth the trip to learn more about these endangered mammals. Even if there are no manatee there at the time, it's so worth it to go. Neat place to learn a lot, nice gift shop, and the younger kids will enjoy it.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Our son collects manatees, so he loved the gift shop. The education center was fairly small but we spent about 30 minutes inside. Unfortunately the manatees were not hanging out near the docks that day so we didn't see anything from the observation area.

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