The public is welcome back to Manatee Lagoon's grounds as of September 1, 2021. On weekdays, you're invited to come enjoy the observation deck and outdoor amenities. 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 www.VisitManateeLagoon.com.
In Florida, manatee season begins on Nov. 15 and runs through March 31. Manatees migrate as the winter months arrive and are known to congregate in the warm-water discharges of FPL’s Next Generation Clean Energy Center. The most ideal manatee viewing opportunities at Manatee Lagoon occur when cooler temperatures are sustained over a period of two to three days with minimal cloud cover.