Capital Campaign

We are happy to announce plans for an exciting expansion to the Coastal Center. The components of our Capital Expansion will allow us to engage our community in ways that we were unable to do before. The new Ocean EcoCenter will support our continued growth and inspire our ever-growing number of visitors to understand and protect Florida's coastal ecosystems. We will be able to share our mission through interactive exhibits,
play-based learning activities and educational programming. 
The Ocean EcoCenter will include a dedicated indoor classroom space and an Ocean Deck that can be used for lectures and special events. In addition to the new Ocean EcoCenter, we will be adding Lagoon Bridges that will carry visitors to the island and give them a unique point of view of our 750,000 gallon Gamefish Lagoon and the animal ambassadors that call it home. Our Gift Shop will also be expanding from 300 sq. ft. to 1,100 sq. ft. The anticipated increase in sales will help to support our programming at the Coastal Center. Lastly, the Waterworks Exploration Zone will be an area that mixes education and fun with water-based learning. Visitors will learn more
about how water moves and flows through different ecosystems in Florida.
For more information about the expansion and ways you can help,
please contact our Development Office at 772-225-0505 x108.

Our Capital Expansion will:
• Inspire an increased number of visitors
• Engage guests in education, restoration and advocacy of Florida's coastal ecosystems
• Enable us to host lectures, seminars and special events
A. Ocean EcoCenter: Allows us to expand the reach of our mission and provide larger exhibit and classroom spaces
B. Lagoon Bridges: Gives guests the opportunity to view gamefish in the Gamefish Lagoon with better top-down viewing
C. Gift Shop Expansion: Increases our funding to support our programming at the Coastal Center and in the community
D. Waterworks Exploration Zone: Engages visitors in an interactive manner with water-based learning