The public is welcome back to Manatee Lagoon's outdoor grounds. On weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., you're invited to come enjoy the first-floor observation deck and outdoor amenities. Weekends, we will remain closed. Please note that the indoor facility and second-floor observation deck remain closed until further notice.

To watch our livestreaming Manatee Cam to see what's swimming in the outflow, click here. To explore our free virtual learning resources, click here. Stay tuned for reopening updates and more here at

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 comes to life for Manatee Lagoon visitors. 

Sit at picnic tables shaded by the solar canopies and enjoy the picturesque views of the Lake Worth Lagoon, while knowing the panels above you are more than merely decorative and eye-catching: they soak up the sunlight and generate emissions-free energy for the local community. 

Take a selfie with “Sunny,” a 3D animated junior solar tree who teaches you in augmented reality that solar is playing a bigger role in how Florida is powered, because of FPL’s solar expansion. 

Charge your electric vehicle for free at the charging station, which is part of the FPL EVolution program that’s driving the electrification of Florida’s transportation.

Solar energy is no longer just images of panels in a textbook – at Manatee Lagoon, solar comes to life as a fun part of your visit.

Solar Pavilions

Click here to see how much energy is being produced.

Solar Selfie

Solar selfie with Sunny, the 3D animated junior solar tree.