MDC is open again, but we still need your help to keep us afloat

MDC has reopened its doors!!!

Currently we are open for our normal operating hours, offering limited
boat tours and kayak tours, and taking extra precautions to keep our staff and guests safe. We also are planning 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.

Find out how else you can support MDC and help us stay afloat…

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MDC Presents Cinema Under the Stars in Your Cars
Friday, May 29
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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.

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