Virtual Field Trips

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

We are evaluating opportunities for upcoming virtual events. View past virtual events below.

Industry Nurturing Nature: The Bond Between Manatees and Power Plants
Recorded: Feb. 14, 2020 (Duration: 44 minutes)

Explore the fascinating connection between Florida manatees and power plants. Take a deep dive into the history of Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®, an educational attraction located in Riviera Beach, Fla., and the adjacent Florida Power & Light Company Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center. Learn about the role power plants play in this threatened species’ migratory habits and survival. To view the recording of this virtual event, which was a collaboration between EarthEcho International, Manatee Lagoon and Thompson Earth Systems Institute’s Scientist in Every Florida School program, click here