Sandoway Discovery Center is South Florida’s premier coastal ecosystems and marine life center - inspiring our visitors through experiential education and conservation.

A Hidden Gem on A1A in charming Delray Beach

The 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 center’s library is a great resource to explore natural history and the environment. The observation deck, shell collection and native plant and butterfly garden also allow the visitor to learn about our unique coastal environment.

The nature center’s activities include daily shark and stingray feedings plus twice a week alligator feedings.

We provide Junior Naturalist programs for at-risk youth, group education programs, through field trips and outreaches live animal exhibits, fossil digs and more. The Friends of Sandoway House Nature Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about Delray’s coastal/marine ecosystems and natural history all to benefit future generations.

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