It is finally that time of year when much like snowbirds, manatees migrate from their summer quarters to take winter refuge in sunny South Florida. Manatees search for warmer waters as temperatures drop from November through March. On cooler days, many of these sea cows can be spotted on the observation deck of Florida Power & Light’s Manatee Lagoon in West Palm Beach! The attraction is dedicated to inspiring locals and tourists alike to preserve and protect Florida’s exquisite environment and wildlife.
Admire Wild Manatees
Seeing manatees in their natural habitat throughout these chillier months is an unparalleled experience. The Manatee Lagoon aims to educate the Palm Beach public about this endangered species. From the observation deck, you can overlook dozens of gentle giants – even babies - huddling for warmth and putting on a show for visitors. Check out the Manatee Cam for a peek at what is in store!
Wander Through Educational Exhibits
After admiring these creatures, you can peruse various photo exhibits in the learning center. There are so many engaging, hands-on activities that the whole family can enjoy. After all, there is no better way to protect this species than by spreading awareness. Be sure to check out the gift shop to find the perfect souvenir to remember your experience by, too.
Plan Ahead for an Event
There is always something going on at the Lagoon regardless of what time of year you visit. From Lagoon Lectures and public tours to Junior Aqua Labs and Movie Nights, there are so many events to look forward to.
What to Know Before You Go
The Lagoon prides itself on being a free, accessible attraction; most of its events do not charge a fee. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can find parking in the parking lot near the Visitor Center. We’ll see you there!
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