Cancelled – Manatee Lagoon – March 28

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Date(s) - Saturday, March 28, 2020
9:30 am-2:00 pm

Manatee Bay


Due to the coronavirus and out of abundant precaution, the Manatee Lagoon event has been cancelled. 

Manatee Lagoon notified us of the closing of the facility today in the following email:

Manatee Lagoon will be closed to the public starting Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 31. The decision has been made out of an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Manatee Lagoon will continue to monitor the situation closely and unless otherwise noted, the center will re-open on Wednesday, April 1. Should our re-opening date change, we will post updates on our social media channels and website. Thank you for your understanding. The safety and well-being of the general public and our employees is our top priority.

All private tours scheduled during these closure dates will be cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you wish to reschedule a cancelled visit, we will make every effort to so pending availability. Re-bookings will be done on a first come, first served basis. To reschedule, please contact us by emailing or by booking online via our website. Thank you for your understanding.


Manatee Lagoon Management

Our March road trip takes us to Manatee Lagoon, home  to the Florida manatee. Visitors to Manatee Lagoon share an experience the whole family can enjoy where threatened Florida manatees gather in the warm-water outflows of Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center, especially during cold weather.

The manatee center was built shortly after FPL modernized this natural gas plant. Test your knowledge of science and nature, and learn about FPL’s Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center and the role it plays in the manatees migratory habits.

For decades, manatees have been attracted to the warm-water discharges of FPL’s energy center, following a watery travel route that mother manatees have taught to manatee calves. The best opportunity to witness these gentle giants at Manatee Lagoon is Nov. 15 through March 31 when local water temperatures drop and go below 68 degrees.

There are other fun family options that are offered at Manatee Lagoon throughout the year. Manatee Lagoon staffers have created an extensive calendar of activities, ranging from children’s art classes focusing on species found in the Lake Worth Lagoon, yoga on the waterfront observation deck, educational programs for kids to story and craft time for toddlers. Visit our events calendar to access the schedule and registration details.

Manatee Lagoon is one of Palm Beach County’s fun and engaging family-friendly attractions, with interactive, entertaining exhibits that tickle your curiosity about the environment of the Lake Worth Lagoon and the wonderful world of manatees.

FPL constructed Manatee Lagoon as part of its environmental mission to not only educate the public about the relationship it has with these wonderful creatures, but to “inspire communities to preserve and protect Florida’s environment and wildlife for future generations.”


We will meet at Dunkin Donuts, just off of I-95 at Gateway Blvd. at 9:30am. Our tour will commence at 10:30am and run for an hour. Afterwards, we will have lunch at Mulligans Beach House on Singer Island. Information on each venue can be found here:


RSVP are closed for this event.

  • Gary Koester
  • Mark Gilbert
  • Jim Innes
  • John Morris
  • Larry and Colleen Greenley

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