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Sandoway Discovery Center is located in a historic 1936 beachfront home in Delray Beach, Florida.

The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and preserved as a unique Nature Center now home to native plants, live animals, and a world class shell collection.

The Center offers a glimpse into South Florida’s fragile marine and freshwater environments through educational exhibits and programs.

Educational programs are offered to the public at Sandoway including: Shark, Stingray and Alligator Feedings, Guided Historic Tours, Nature Walks, Astronomy Nights and special events such as Earth Day.

We host guest speakers on environmental topics and teach exciting nature programs to all ages! Admission is $5 per-person everyone three years of age and above; Palm Beach Zoo members are free.

142 S. Ocean Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL 33483
561.274.7263
Hours of Operation
Monday
Closed
Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday
Noon - 4 p.m.
Highlights
Good for Kids

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Proceeds Benefit Sandoway
Carols & Cocktails in the Garden
Thu, 12/15/2016

Mix & mingle with friends while spreading holiday cheer. Enjoy craft cocktails & lite bites with live music, 6-9pm, $40 per person

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What a great idea to save all the critters that get trapped in pools. A must have for the Florida home owner. #pool #wildlife #backyard #conservation

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Shark Feeding

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We wish all our Fathers a Happy Fathers Day!!

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Beautiful Octopus and Fun Facts!! When the Octopus feels threatened by predators, most octopuses release a thick cloud of black ink, composed of melanin . Despite what you may think, though, this cloud doesn't serve simply as a visual "smoke screen" that allows the octopus to escape unnoticed; it also interferes with predators' sense of smell. Octopuses are the only marine animals--apart from whales and pinnipeds, of course--that are demonstrably capable of primitive problem-solving and pattern recognition skills.

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Coconut Crab Facts!! 10 LEGS!!! The front legs have large claws with the left being larger than the right. The next two legs are strong and are used for walking, climbing vertical and overhanging surfaces. The fouth pair is smaller and has tweezer like claws which are utilized by the younglings to grab the interior of a shell or a coconut piece. They use these as a means of protection. Adults use the fourth pair only for walking and climbing. The fifth pair is very small. Males use it for mating and females to take care of their eggs.

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Fun Facts about Starfish!! Enjoy Happy Friday!!! We look forward to seeing you this weekend.

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About the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has invested more than $120 million in grants and scholarships over its 43-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fundholders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education. For more information, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.

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About Sandoway Discovery Center The Sandoway Discovery Center, offers a glimpse into South Florida’s fragile marine and freshwater environments through educational exhibits and programs. The nature center 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 is an exciting hands-on learning experience, which focuses on Florida’s fragile ecosystems and their inhabitants. The nature center’s activities include daily shark and stingray feedings, twice a week alligator feedings, Junior Naturalist program for at-risk youth, group education programs, outreach, beach and dune walks, 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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“We are so excited to be able to bring environmental education to the children that need it the most! We hope to inspire the next generation to conserve and protect our natural resources,” Danica Sanborn, Executive Director Sandoway Discovery Center.

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More facts on Turtles... We hope you enjoy learning so many interesting facts...

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Turtle facts... Turtles have existed for around 215 million years. The largest turtle is the leatherback sea turtle, it can weigh over 2000 lbs. Sea turtles have special glands which help remove salt from the water they drink.

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Shark Feeding Schedule.. Tuesday - Saturday at 10:30 AM And 1:30 PM on Sunday Come out and join us!!!