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Manatee Observation and Education Center

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Home to abundant wildlife, including the endangered Florida manatee. Tour the exhibit hall and learn about many of the habitats that manatees and other creatures call home. Experience interactive exhibits including a life-size manatee. Watch live marine and freshwater animals in the aquarium exhibits. Learn to interact responsibly with these unique ecosystems. Stroll along the covered walkway or climb the observation tower to view the endangered manatee in its natural habitat. One never knows when they'll be spotted since these creatures are wild. Explore the diversity of the Indian River Lagoon on a 90 minute journey aboard the 'Gator" on the Manatee Center's Wildlife Boat Tour. Keep a sharp lookout for manatees, fish, dolphin and birds! An inspiring assortment of nature-related gifts await you in the Vanishing Mermaid Gift Shop. Take home the perfect memento to capture the excitement of your visit to the Manatee Center.

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