"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."

Come celebrate the delightful oyster

at the Halifax Oyster Festival on April 25 and 26

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The festival will feature a CONSERVATION CARNIVAL, where visitors can play games and learn about the importance of a healthy environment.

All proceeds and shucked shells will benefit the Marine Discovery Center’s Shuck and Share oyster recycling project.
For more information on the festival, go to www.halifaxoysterfestival.com.

New Smyrna Beach MArine Center

MDC offers Dolphin Tours, education programs, camps and so much more.

Dolphin Discovery Tours

New Smyrna Boat Tour
Guided by Certified Florida Coastal Naturalists, these 2-hour tours give an intimate look at the Indian River Lagoon’s population of bottlenose dolphin, bird rookeries, mangrove islands and much more.
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Camps

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The Marine Discovery Center offers a variety of “hands-on and feet-wet” adventure camps for children 4-16 years old. Our camps are offered throughout the year during school holidays, breaks and of course during the summer!
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Education


The Indian River Lagoon is one of the great estuarine ecosystems in North America. 156 miles along Florida’s east coast from Ponce Inlet to Jupiter Inlet, & is composed of three inter-connected estuaries. Learn more about this diverse estuary at MDC!
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Guided Kayak Tours

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Paddle the Indian River Lagoon with a Florida Master Naturalist and learn about the importance of caring for this “cradle of the ocean” and birthplace of 95% of Florida’s fish and crustaceans. Kayak instruction and nature interpretation are included with each tour. No experience required.
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