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Enjoy $5 off  adult fare on any MDC Boat or Kayak Tour
Use promo code MDCFUN5 when booking online

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MDC & AdventHealth present
Movies by the Marsh: SPLASH

Friday, May 7
8:15 p.m.

In this classic film from 1984, a young man is reunited with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy. He falls in love with her, not knowing who or what she is. This film is rated PG with a run time of 1hr 51 minutes.

Mermaid Traci and Mermaid Jessy will be available for meet & greet and photo ops prior to the movie!!

Learn more about our Movies & Music by the Marsh Series!

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The Marine Discovery Center has spent over 20 years informing and educating citizens and guests about the amazing biodiversity of the Indian River Lagoon.

Tagged as the most biologically diverse estuary in North America, the Indian River Lagoon boasts more than 4,000 species and spans 156 miles down Florida’s east coast — providing countless ways to engage the public. Programs at MDC for all ages are designed to offer hands-on, feet-wet learning opportunities through classes, camps, lectures, boat and kayak eco-tours with certified naturalists and teachers.

We invite you to learn more about all we have to offer.

Exploration | Conservation | Education

COVID Notice
Currently we are open for our normal operating hours, offering boat tours and kayak tours with limited capacity, and taking extra precautions to keep our staff and guests safe. We also are hosting lots of wonderful Education Programs! We invite you to Discover Amazing with us as we work to gain a sense of normalcy in a vastly different world.

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