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Manatee Observation & Education Center
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Worth a visit.

Interesting exhibits in a fantastic setting. You can relax in the attached park on the banks of... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2020
991howardw
Educational and Fun

Very informative with very knowledgeable volunteers. We got lucky and saw a manatee on her way out... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2020
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Carneys Point, New Jersey
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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.

Date of experience: May 2015
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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.

Date of experience: July 2014
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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.

Date of experience: May 2015
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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 us crazy and would not leave us be. All I wanted to do was look in the tanks and read the descriptions. I'm glad I only paid $1 to go here.

Little kids would probably love it but it's not what I thought it would be at all.

I gave this 3 stars because the attached gift shop has a lot of really cool items at a good price and the people working there were great!

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Megan S
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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 desperate for company and talked ad nauseum.

Date of experience: March 2015
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