Children LOVE our Year-Round Exhibits!
Coral Reef Pool & Shark and Stingray Feedings
Learn a multitude of fun and interesting facts about the ocean's top predators, while watching them eat their breakfast. All ages can touch stingrays in our NEW stingray touch tank.
Have you ever touched a sea star or urchin? Now you can at Sandoway's touch tank. Visitors will get the chance to touch Urchins, Sea Stars, Sea Cucumbers and Horseshoe Crabs. Learn why they are important to our oceans and how we can protect them!
Get up Close and Personal
Sandoway’s resident reptiles and fish call this room home. Discover some of Florida’s native and invasive reptile species including our Python, Alligator, Basilisk lizard and more!
See if Mr. Crystal talks?
Sandoway Discovery Porch is home to Maggie, our large Gopher Tortoise and our beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw,
Great Photo Opportunity!
Step outside onto our second floor observation deck and enjoy a fantastic second story ocean view!
The Discovery Room
Learn about reptiles and amphibians and even an axolotl! Try to find all the tree frogs and learn why they have sticky toes.
The Living Reef!
Discover life in the ocean with our 300 gallon coral tank, Explore our deep reef, learn about the invasive lionfish and interact with invertebrates in our shallow water touch tank.
Children's Activity Room
This beautiful second story beach front room is full of children’s books focused on science and nature as well as microscopes and illusions.
This room is dedicated to Florida's creatures of the night! Learn about sea turtle nesting, bat echolocation, owls and their prey and opossums and why they are important to our food chain.
The Yvonne S. Templeton Shell Room Gallery
The Albert and Ann Becker Shell Collection
This private shell collection is the largest in South East Florida, having nearly 10,000 “museum quality” shells. These beautiful shells were collected over a forty year period by a husband and wife team, Albert and Ann Becker. In 2002 the entire world class collection was dontated to Sandoway Discovery Center from the Linda Becker Dean Family. After Linda’s inheritance of the collection from her aunt and uncle, the family wanted to find the right home for the precious shells. After much research and planning, they chose Sandoway Discovery Center to preserve the collection in its entirety. The center currently has over 3,000 of the 10,000 shells on display.