Fort Pierce, FL

Free Admission Day: Ft. Pierce Manatee Center

Kristin Leigh Wilson

2023 Free Admission Day Schedule: Manatee Observation & Education Center
Manatee GraphicPhoto byKristin Wilson

When: See all upcoming 2023 dates below

Where: Manatee Observation & Education Center, 480 N Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

The center has been absolutely delighted to offer this day, every month, since 2022. This is what the center says about the event:

“New in 2022, the Manatee Observation and Education Center is offering a free admission day on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. This is a fun, inexpensive way to spend time with family and friends and learn all about the Indian River Lagoon and of course, manatees.”
Manatee visitor at the centerPhoto byManatee Observation & Education Center


Wednesday, Feb 8th 10am - 4:30pm

Wednesday, Apr 12th 10am - 4:30pm

Wednesday, May 10th 10am - 4:30pm

Wednesday, Jun 14th 10am - 4:30pm

Wednesday, Jul 12th 10am - 4:30pm

Wednesday, Aug 9th 10am - 4:30pm

Wednesday, Sep 13th 10am - 4:30pm

Wednesday, Oct 11th 10am - 4:30pm
One of the education rooms at the Manatee Observation & Education CenterPhoto byManatee Observation & Education Center

They also host events like the “Fin-Tastic Fish Feeding”:

“Join us for a fin-tastic feeding program on Wednesdays at 12pm or Saturdays at 2:00 pm!

The Manatee Observation and Education Center is a waterfront environmental education and wildlife viewing center located on Florida’s east coast in beautiful downtown Fort Pierce. It is home to over 30 fish species including lion fish, porcupine puffer fish, and a black edge moray eel. Learn more about manatees and the Indian River Lagoon by visiting the Manatee Observation and Education Center and attending on of our education programs, including our Wednesday and Saturday Fish Feedings.”
Entrance to the Manatee Observation & Education CenterPhoto byManatee Observation & Education Center

And their “Lunch and Lecture Series”:

“Join us the second Friday of each month at 12pm for informative lunch lectures by guest speakers that vary from biologists to writers & scientists to artists. This free lecture begins at noon. Bring a lunch, bring a friend, and discover something new!”

To learn more about the Manatee Observation & Education Center and their events, visit their Facebook page and website here.

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