Apollo Beach Manatee Viewing | Kids Out and About Tampa

Apollo Beach Manatee Viewing

Inside the MVC's environmental education building, colorful displays immerse you in the world of the manatee and its habitat. Others show how Big Bend Power Station generates electricity for the community in an environmentally responsible way. See some of the power station's beneficially reusable byproducts. Inspect actual manatee bones and piece together puzzles. And before feeling the blast of a hurricane in the center's simulator, find out more about hurricanes and how Tampa Electric prepares for and responds to major storms.

Outside, stroll among award-winning butterfly gardens and Florida-friendly landscaping. You also can see a variety of native and coastal plant life as you stroll along the center's tidal walk. Catch a glimpse of animals in the wild that make the center's habitat their home. Halfway along the Manatee Viewing Center's habitat loop trail – a winding route through natural Florida – you'll arrive at a boardwalk that takes you to our wildlife observation tower. Marvel at the surrounding habitat, including the estuary below, from a 50-foot-high vantage point. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of the tables at the base of the tower. And on clear days, see all the way across Tampa Bay!

Location:

6990 Dickman Rd
Apollo Beach, FL, 33572
United States

Phone:

(813) 228-4289
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The event has already taken a place at this date: 
04/15/2019
Time: 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (the wildlife observation tower and habitat trails close at 4 p.m. daily).