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Sandoway House Nature Center

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Great little spot to dodge the rain. $5 fee. Blue and Gold Macaw parrot (Mr. Crystal) was quite... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Fun nature center- rude workers

We visited on a weekend for the shark feeding. The young lady who seemed to be in charge was rude... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Cooper City, Florida
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“touch tank”(7 reviews)
“sea life”(5 reviews)
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142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483-6718
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Great little spot to dodge the rain. $5 fee. Blue and Gold Macaw parrot (Mr. Crystal) was quite amusing. Only three nurse sharks, but there are great displays and specimen cases to study shells. Live tortoises, turtles (yes they are different from each other). Live...More

2  Thank MacMota
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Finally visited here ...it is a small nature center right across from the beach...with some interesting exhibits...Good place to take small children and grandchildren for an hour...they have scheduled feedings that the kids would enjoy.

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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a weekend for the shark feeding. The young lady who seemed to be in charge was rude and unhelpful to many people. The young man volunteer was almost non existent. On a brighter note- the center was very informative. There was si...More

Thank suzier
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a small hands on educational type museum that is perfect for families with younger children. They have scheduled alligator and shark feedings , their website gives the times. The cost is five dollars for ages three and up and as the previous reviews...More

Thank ParrotheadEd
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Took our 3 year old granddaughter there. I thought even though it is small, it was very educational and informative They really appeal to young children. Even have children's activity room upstairs next to a room with a huge seashell collection. We saw them feeding...More

Thank rschagrin
Reviewed July 12, 2018

I love nature. But Sandoway House Nature Center was a little unnatural to me. It probably is just right sized for tots. It felt like the nurse sharks and stingrays had long since outgrown their tanks. The nocturnal animals were looking sad. Maybe because it...More

1  Thank suzlib
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Despite the size of this venue, there is a lot to see, do and learn. Kids and adults will have a nice time exploring and learning here. The ability to touch the rays and watch shark feeding really excited kids. The staff was very friendly,...More

1  Thank Gl0bal_guru
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Interesting facts about local plants and animals told by area residents. I learned something new and have been living in Delray many years.

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We went to see the shark feeding. The gentleman who fed the sharks was very informative, I think he has a back round in stand up comics. He was extremely funny! He kept everyone's attention riveted. It is only$5, parking is free. They also have...More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

The Sandoway Nature House was a great spot to visit whether you are just taking a break from the beach or looking for a interesting outing. The former historic mansion turned Nature House didn’t have many animals to see but what was there was high...More

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Response from Ismo H | Reviewed this property |
While there is public parking available on both, north- and south, side of the house, the best place to park is on the south side as you get a free parking pass from the service desk of the Center.