My Trip to the Manatee Viewing Center in Florida

Sea Cows: My Trip to the Manatee Preserve in Florida

Looking for FREE things to do with the kids during a Florida vacation? Mayhem is guest posting. In this article written for homeschool language arts, she tells about our visit to the Florida Manatee Preserve in Apollo Beach, Florida. Enjoy!

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If you want to see Manatees in Florida, you can visit the preserve which is located in Apollo Beach. It is open daily, Nov. 1 - April 15, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is FREE! For more details visit the Tampa Electric website. Keep scrolling for a cool video about the Apollo Beach, Florida facility and more Florida vacation ideas.


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Mayhem's Report:

My family and I went to a Manatee Preserve in Florida. It had a factory thing next to it and a lot of Palm Trees. The factory is in Apollo Beach. It was free.

The water near the factory was warm. In cold weather, the warm water attracts the Manatees. We thought we saw a manatee, but it turned out to be a shark! We also saw long fish, they had to be up to 10' or 20' long! These fish were called Tarpons.

Manatees are awesome!!!!!!! I learned a lot about Manatees. Manatees are sometimes known as sea cows, and the first manatees were thought to be mermaids. Manatees do not breathe water, they are mammals. My trip to the Manatee Preserve in Florida was fun.

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Lora is a homeschooling mom, writer, creator of Kids Creative Chaos, and Director of the Play Connection.