Environmental Education and Visitor Center
At John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, visitors can learn about the Coral Reef Ecosystem. Throughout the year, there are many environmental programs offered to park visitors on a wide range of natural and cultural history subjects. Guided nature walks along the Mangrove and Wild Tamarind trails are offered seasonally or upon request by individuals and organized groups. Current program schedules are available at the Visitors Center.
The Visitor Center features a 30,000 gallon saltwater aquarium and other natural history exhibits interpreting the park's unique marine environment. There is also a theater where visitors may watch nature videos. Hours are from 8am to 5pm daily.