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February 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute proudly welcomes the public to MarineQuest, an annual open house celebrating Florida’s diverse wildlife, ecosystems, and cutting-edge research. Now in its 29th year, MarineQuest offers a unique opportunity for thousands of visitors to explore Florida’s fish and wildlife.
MarineQuest will take place on Saturday, February 10th and will be hosted at the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in downtown St. Petersburg at 100 8th Avenue SE. from 10 am to 4 pm. MarineQuest is held in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Science Festival. From touch tanks featuring live marine critters to interactive activities for kids, MarineQuest promises a day filled with excitement and education. Attendees can engage with top researchers from Florida and delve into the world of sharks, rays, manatees, birds, coral, red tide, and more. Live demonstrations and educational exhibits will showcase the Institute’s commitment to protecting, conserving, and managing Florida’s invaluable fish and wildlife resources.
Event parking is downtown at the SouthCore parking garage, located at 101 1st Avenue South. A free shuttle will transport visitors from the parking garage to the event entrance. There will be a limited number of disabled parking spaces available near the event entrance, on 1st Street South between 6th Avenue South and 8th Avenue South.
To accommodate specific needs pursuant to disability laws, participants are invited to contact the event planner at (727) 896-8626 or the City of St. Petersburg Community Affairs Division at (727) 893-7345 or (727) 892-5259