The Manatee Viewing Center is open to the public from November 1 through April 15 each year. During that time, the center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., while our habitat trails close at 4 p.m. daily.
(Note: the center is closed all day Thanksgiving and at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Easter.)
During our operational season, we will respond to your form submittal with an e-mail confirmation. Admission and parking are free. Note: For the safety of our guests and environment, smoking is only permitted in designated areas; no drones, drugs or alcohol are allowed on or over facility grounds. Pets are not allowed, but service dogs are permitted.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT YOUR REQUEST: If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail after you have submitted this form, you may have provided an incorrect e-mail address or your spam filter, a system for blocking unwanted e-mail messages, may be switched on.