FREE Manatee Tales Story Time All Winter Long at Manatee Lagoon

Do the children in your family happen to enjoy a solid story time and fun crafts? If so, I have some great news for you. All of the above and more is now available OUTDOORS for your 2+ year-old at the FREE Manatee Tales Story Time at Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center® this winter!

Manatee Tales Story Time
All photos by Sweet Memories Photography

You see, even though manatee “season” is from November 15-March 31, Manatee Lagoon in Riviera Beach hosts visitors all the time. It’s basically a community center with complimentary family programming and events year-round…like Manatee Tales Story Time!

Manatee Tales Story Time

Not to give away all of the exciting news in the first paragraphs of my blog post…but, we attended one of the events a few years back and had a blast. My daughter and I listened as a Manatee Master storyteller read from a colorful book and told stories about the amazing aquatic species that live in the Lake Worth Lagoon.

Manatee Tales Story Time

A coloring sheet reinforcing the story’s theme is included. All offerings will be held outdoors under the solar canopies, weather permitting, unless otherwise noted. Please keep an eye on the weather before you come to Manatee Lagoon – if it’s raining, then the session will be cancelled.

Manatee Tales Story Time

MBMom Tip: Arrive a few minutes early in order to guarantee your family’s spot or better yet, remember to register for the event online!

After story time is over, families are invited to explore the wildlife and waters outside FPL Next Generation Clean Energy Center. You can take advantage of two levels of great views and a comprehensive manatee education. We  love it!

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Manatee Tales Story Time

Manatee Tales Story Time

DATE: Saturdays (beginning Nov. 13, 2021)
TIME: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION: Opens 45 days in advance of each event and is requested for planning purposes.

LOCATION: Outdoors – under the solar canopies, weather permitting
COST: Free – Registration is requested for participating children for planning purposes.

Parents should be aware that this isn’t a drop off activity. Manatee Lagoon requires that parents stay on site. Luckily, there is plenty of seating…and free Wi-Fi. 😉 Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and participants are welcome to bring their own blanket or mat to sit on.

Manatee Tales Story Time

Visit Manatee Lagoon Today!

The 16,000-sq.-ft. center is open daily through manatee season (Nov. 15 – March 31); closed Mondays during remainder of year (April 1 – Nov. 14) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Manatee Lagoon is closed on major holidays.

It offers two levels of exhibit and event space, an observation deck to observe manatees in the Lagoon, a picnic area, pavilion and gift shop. For more information, go to: www.VisitManateeLagoon.com.

Manatee Tales Story Time


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