WHAT WE OFFER
Sandoway Discovery Center is one of south Florida’s premier coastal ecosystems and marine life centers - inspiring our visitors through experiential education and conservation.
A Hidden Gem on A1A in charming Delray Beach!
Sandoway Discovery Center offers a glimpse into south Florida’s fragile marine and freshwater environments through educational exhibits and programs. Sandoway opened its doors in 1998 and quickly captivated the interest of students, teachers, naturalists, community leaders, visitors and residents of Delray Beach and surrounding communities. The unique facility offers hands-on learning experiences, which focus on Florida’s fragile ecosystems and their inhabitants.
Visitors of all ages can get an up-close view of some of Florida’s native and invasive reptile species.
Meet sharks and other fish at the coral reef pool, explore southeast Florida’s largest private shell collection and join us for special events such as Earth Day and beach clean-ups. The observation deck, shell collection and butterfly garden also allow visitors to learn about our unique coastal environment. You can also touch stingrays in our stingray touch tank as well as learn about nocturnal animals, reptiles, birds and amphibians.
The nature center’s activities include daily shark and stingray feedings, aquarium feedings, and animal encounters.
Sandoway’s environmental field trips and outreach programs, teach students and visitors about the importance of coastal conservation using live animal encounters, artifacts, and interactive educational equipment. Our programs provide STEM based environmental education classes with a focus on students at-risk of educational failure.