Discovery Center and Wet Classroom
This must-experience facility is run by Tampa Bay Watch, a highly respected environmental organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary. In this unique learning outpost, you’ll interact with exhibits in a climate-controlled indoor classroom, as well as an outdoor wet classroom and observation deck.
From the outset, the city of St. Petersburg was committed to making the Pier both fun and educational. That’s why we’re proud to welcome Tampa Bay Watch to the new St. Pete Pier. Established in 1993, this nonprofit organization is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs. The Watch’s new space at The Pier is a must-see for people of all ages, offering interactive exhibits, a classroom space, and an open-air Wet Classroom perfect for school field trips and summer camps. The wet classroom is bordered by walkways with railings and includes a covered observation deck, making it the perfect place to learn how you can help the bay recover from its environmental problems.