This center, situated on the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, features interpretive displays; three aquariums (saltwater, brackish water, and freshwater) containing live creatures; full-scale models of fish hanging from the ceiling, weekend nature movies, a scavenger hunt list for kids, and more. Open daily 9am-4pm, and closed on state holidays. Adjacent recreation area has trails and water access for kayaking (separate admission fee required).
GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center offers guided programs as well as self-guided programs that involve scavenger hunts and hiking trails guides. Free for school groups, but reservations are required.