St. Johns River Center - Adventures in a Wetlands Ecosystem

102 N 1st Street
Palatka, FL 32177
(386) 916-5916

Field trips are available for public and private schools, home school groups, and youth groups outside the hours of operation on a limited, first come, first served basis with a reservation.

For more information on reserving a date for a field trip please email Courtney James

Hours of Operation

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday

Groups larger than 10 are asked to make a reservation to visit the St Johns River Center. Reservations are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
  19. 19

The St. Johns River Center showcases the unique and varied ecosystems of the St. Johns River as well as its unique history, culture, and commerce. Visitors can participate in group tours or self-guided visits.

For more information please email Courtney James


From I-95: Take exit 311 and merge onto FL-207 South towards Palatka. Continue for 19.3 miles, then turn right onto Highway 17 and continue for 2.1 miles. Turn left onto N. 2nd Street. Turn left onto St. Johns Avenue, and left onto N.1st Street We are located at the corner of St. Johns Avenue and N. 1st Street directly across from the Clock Tower in Riverfront Park. Parking is available in city lots on both sides of N.1st Street.