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“The (Sometimes) Secret World of Fish Color”

Speaker: Dr. Michael RobinsonAssociate Professor at Barry University Fishes are the most diverse vertebrates, and this diversity is also reflected in their wild and sometimes surprising color patterns. Join us for our June lecture where Dr. Michael Robinson will shed light on the ways fish use their colors to communicate, hide,

About Us

WELCOME TO MANATEE LAGOON – AN FPL ECO-DISCOVERY CENTERⓇ Visitors to Manatee Lagoon share an experience the whole family can enjoy where threatened Florida manatees gather in the warm-water outflows of Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center, especially during cold weather. The manatee


Ann Z Catering, Catering Director April Spinelli Phone: 561-655-1438Email: April@AnnZCaters.comWebsite: Please see a selection of our recent events below!Place of HopeEsperanza Community Center at Manatee Lagoon Ann Z Catering and Events is the Palm Beaches’ premier women owned and operated full-service catering and event company. With over 40 years

Artificial Reefs Matter

The Underwater World of Marine Reefs in Palm Beach County Just below the surface of the salty waters off Palm Beach County lies an abundance of reefs, areas of sand, rock, coral, and oysters, that play important roles for aquatic communities. These natural coral reefs, as well as an impressive collection

Autism Friendly Resources

At Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center, we are proud to be a certified autism friendly business by the Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our visitors, including those with autism and their families. To achieve this,

Clean Energy

Manatee Lagoon is a showcase for FPL clean energy innovation Thanks to solar panels on two solar trees and two expansive solar canopies – not to mention an electric vehicle charging station on site – clean energy technology is on display for Manatee Lagoon visitors to experience firsthand.  Sit at picnic


We are thrilled to announce the commencement of construction on an innovative seagrass nursery exhibit. The new tanks will serve as an educational resource for visitors, as well as a functioning nursery to facilitate seagrass growth. “After three years of planning, we are excited to kick off this project that


In The News Manatee Lagoon is making headlines! Learn More FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Stay connected and share your #ManateeMoments with us! Learn More Get Involved Interested in helping manatees? Learn More CONTACT US You can email us with questions at Our phone number is: 561-MAN-ATEE Our Address is:6000 N.

Contact Us

You can email us with questions at Our phone number is: 561-MAN-ATEE Our Address is: 6000 N. Flagler DriveWest Palm Beach, FL 33407

Educational Videos

Watch these brief 1 – 5 minute videos to hear from one of our Manatee Masters and occasional special guests as they answer some commonly asked questions and discuss what they see at our center. View videos and access links to supplemental activities by selecting the titles below. INTRO

Educator Resources

Experience a Manatee Lagoon visit without having to step foot on our property. Our educators, known as our manatee masters, invite you to take a virtual step into the world of manatees and Manatee Lagoon through the following educational resources.