Plan Your Visit

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 observation deck and outdoor amenities. Please note that Manatee Lagoon is closed on weekends, and 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.

Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center® is a FREE Palm Beach County educational attraction with a dedicated area for viewing manatees up close. The 16,000-square-foot center features engaging, hands-on exhibits for visitors to learn all about these threatened and unique creatures as well as the natural wonders of the surrounding Lake Worth Lagoon. On cold winter days, the facility’s observation deck is the ideal spot to view manatee herds basking in the warm-water outflows from Florida Power & Light Company’s adjacent Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center.

Admission

Manatee Lagoon is free to visit and free onsite parking is available. Guests can visit the facility during our regular hours of operation without a reservation. We also offer a variety of free programs available to the public. Some programs require pre-registration, so please be sure to check the website for more information on specific programs you are interested in attending. 

Restrictions

  • 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: when the facility is fully open, 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.