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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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movies by the marsh at mdc hoot

Marine Discovery Center will present the fun, family film Hoot on Friday, March 5 in the Hunter Amphitheater at MDC. This film is rated PG with a run time of 91 minutes.

Join MDC for this feature presentation PLUS a visit from bird rehabilitator Gina Holt from Wild About Birds, Inc. and her amazing owls, Miko & Mr. Frodo, and optional owl pellet dissection program!
Learn more and book your 10’x10′ square today!


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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."