Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center

Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center

Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center

Inside the MVC’s environmental education building, colorful displays immerse you in the world of the manatee and its habitat. Others show how Big Bend Power Station generates electricity for the community in an environmentally responsible way. See some of the power station’s beneficially reusable byproducts. Inspect actual manatee bones and piece together puzzles. And before feeling the blast of a hurricane in the center’s simulator, find out more about hurricanes and how Tampa Electric prepares for and responds to major storms.

ButterflyOutside, stroll among award-winning butterfly gardens and Florida-friendly landscaping and see solar panels – the real-time output of which you can track inside the education building. You also can see a variety of native and coastal plant life as you stroll along the center’s tidal walk. Catch a glimpse of animals in the wild that make the center’s habitat their home.

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