For information about funding needs for the new Discovery Center, contact Pamela Arbisi or call 727-867-8166, x222.

We're excited to announce that the pier charter amendment has successfully passed in the November election! Our agreement with the City of St. Petersburg will be extended to a 10-year lease to operate and manage the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center currently under construction on the St. Pete Pier! Thank you to everyone who came out to vote.

We're proud to announce the new

Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center

 

Tampa Bay Watch will be opening a second education center and exhibition hall at the new St. Pete Pier, where our citizen science programs will expand public involvement in scientific discovery.

 

Opening in fall 2019, the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center will enhance our education and outreach missions. The 3,000 square-foot facility will open with a soaring exhibition hall that will bring our ecosystem up close and personal to visitors from around the corner—and around the world! The focal point of the exhibit hall is a centerpiece aquarium that showcases many of the species found in our local waters. Touch tanks, interactive displays, video presentations, and docent-led tours will combine for an unforgettable experience and a newfound respect for our local environment. The public exhibition hall will double as a venue for special events,

corporate events, weddings, or other public/private meetings.

 

The discovery center will offer school field trips inviting students of all ages to explore flora and fauna while learning valuable practices that can help preserve our environment. Eco-tours will focus on Tampa Bay history and species population studies with activities like fisheries trawls and bird species identification.

 

Tampa Bay Watch has a fundraising goal of $825,000 to meet for the city by January 14, 2019. Naming opportunities are available for the Discovery Center including the building, exhibition hall, classroom, tank,

amphitheater, exhibits, and more.

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