Manatee Lagoon has a wide range of amenities for the entire family to enjoy! Amenities include:

  • Free admission and parking
  • Multifunctional education center
  • Two levels of interactive exhibit space and observation areas 
  • Picnic area and shaded solar canopies
  • Gift store 
    • Snacks, ice cream and beverages available for purchase in on-site gift store 
  • Manatee webcam
  • Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accessibility


  • Manatee Lagoon does not allow any pets on the property. We do, however, allow trained service animals on site.
  • Feeding wildlife is prohibited.
  • For security purposes, luggage, large or rolling backpacks and duffel bags are not permitted at Manatee Lagoon. Unfortunately, the center is not able to provide on-site storage at this time. Please help us keep our center safe for all visitors. Thank you for your understanding.

*Please note: the upstairs space and observation deck will be closed during private events. Thank you for your understanding, as the proceeds from these events help offset Manatee Lagoon’s operating expenses and allow us to further support our mission.