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.
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 into an exciting season of our hands-on, feet-wet Summer Adventure Camps! 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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Coyotes 20 August, 2020 When: Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 pm Where: This program is online via Zoom Cost: FREE | Register online Coyotes have made their way into cities and neighborhoods around America and coastal Central Florida is no exception. “Coyotes in...
It’s not a stretch to say that twin sisters Lindsey and Brooke Tanguay have grown up at the Marine Discovery Center. Entering their senior year at Spruce Creek High School this fall, the 17-year-olds from Port Orange got their start in MDC’s summer camps as campers...
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"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."