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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife

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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Hobie W
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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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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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
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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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Birmingham, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Didn't see any manatees, the inside of the center had a few fish tanks and was honestly pretty boring. We had a volunteer latch onto us to explain what was in each tank but she talked so fast and had obviously memorized what she was supposed to say because it sounded like she was reading off a script. She drove... More 

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Rome, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you're lucky, you might actually see a manatee, but no cigar on this day. Definitely not for adults and the 7 year-old with us certainly didn't get excited. I guess one could learn some rudimentary things about Manatees...like they like to eat lettuce...stuff like that. There was an adjacent gift shop that sold trinkets. Staff in both places seemed... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The staff at the Manatee Observation center were very helpful and knowledgeable about the Manatee. We all learned something new. Only wish we could have seen some manatees. The admission to the center was only $1 and well worth it!

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Belmar, NJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It is only $1- so I can't really complain, but there wasn't much here for adults. Perhaps if you have kids, it might be worthwhile, but would not recommend for adults.

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Additional Information about Manatee Observation & Education Center

Address: 480 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone Number: (772) 466-1600 ext. 3333
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Pierce
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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