Environmental Education Centers

Heathcote Botanical Gardens
We are home to the largest public tropical bonsai collections in the U.S. Come and enjoy our themed garden rooms and explore. Come take a look for yourself today!
Manatee Observation & Educational Center
Learn about our ecosystem, enjoy activities such as Indian River Lagoon Wildlife Boat Tours and Kayak adventures, or join us for special events. Reserve your spot today!
Smithsonian Marine Station
We are dedicated to helping everyone understand the character and diversity of the marine and estuarine habitats of Florida. Come learn and enjoy your trip to the Smithsonian Marine Station today!
Swampland Tours
Take a 90-minute boat cruise with Captain Barry “Chop” Legé, and you may see many of the 2765 animals and 1350 plants that live in the Indian River Lagoon.