Manatee Viewing Center
When Tampa Bay water temperature falls below 68 degrees Fahrenheit – you may see 1 to hundreds of manatees here!
Season: November 1 through April 15 Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving, at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Easter).
More than three million visitors of all ages since 1986 have come to Tampa Electric's environmental education facility in Apollo Beach to experience Florida-friendly butterfly gardens, vibrant displays, a 900-foot tidal walk, games, a hurricane simulator and – when Tampa Bay water temperature falls below 68 degrees Fahrenheit – manatees!
That's just the start of what you'll see at this natural-Florida destination like no other. Admission and parking are free! Solar power at the Manatee Viewing Center
The Manatee Viewing Center is home to Tampa Electric's largest photovoltaic (PV) installation. With a capacity of 23.8 kilowatts,
Visit us The Manatee Viewing Center is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., From home, you can operate the center's east and west Web cameras. www.tampaelectric.com/company/mvc/