Manatee Lagoon - An FPL Eco-Discovery Center

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 will be 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. Open year-round, the center's hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The facility is closed on Mondays and major holidays except for select Mondays during manatee season.

Additional amenities include:
» Free parking and admission
» Multifunctional Education Center
» Two levels of exhibit and observation areas
» Picnic area and solar pavilions
» Gift store
» Manatee webcam

Address: Manatee Lagoon, 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: 561-MANATEE or (561) 626-2833


Average Visit Time

1 - 2 hours, 2 - 3 hours

Guest Information

Family Friendly, LGBTQ Friendly, Wireless (Wi-Fi)

Hours of Operation

Dates closed: Mondays and major holidays, Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.