Sandoway Discovery Center

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment


142 S Ocean blvdDelray Beach, FL 33483 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

At Sandoway Discovery Center, we care about our community and the state of our environment. It is our mission to: Create... The best experience for our visitors, our staff and our animals as a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting a nature center in a historic beachfront setting. Provide... The community with a unique living history experience with a focus on preserving our coastal and marine habitats. Connect... Visitors of all ages to our history and our natural world to encourage everyone to protect Floridas’ delicate ecosystems for the health and well-being of our planet.


The 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 Feedings, Guided Historic Tours, Nature Walks, Stingray feedings 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.


Would you recommend Sandoway Discovery Center?
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by nandi b. from West Palm Beach, FL (October 25, 2013)
Sandoway has great atmosphere ! The gardens, though small, are an integral part of the Sandoway House. Where else can you garden while breathing in the ocean air? I've been in this garden for almost a year now and I have enjoyed every weeding moment :)
by Armen A. from Watertown, CT (April 21, 2013)
Sandaway House is a local treasure across from the beach. The visitors are usually tourists or local student groups interested in the historic house, the fish, turtles, snakes, vast sea shell collection, or the daily shark feeding. The staff and volunteers are friendly. Each day brings a new nugget of knowledge, a new friend made, or a rewarding experience.

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