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…
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.
Marine Discovery Center News & Announcements
Bring your loved ones, park your car, and get ready for a night of family fun!! MDC will be hosting Cinema Under The Stars In Your Cars on Friday May 29th! Our feature film will be Dolphin Tale, the story of Winter the dolphin who lost her real tail and gained a...
Blacktip Sharks 18 June, 2020 When: Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 pm Where: This program is online via Zoom Cost: FREE | registration info coming soon New Smyrna Beach is often called the “shark-bite capital of the world” because surfers frequently encounter sharks...
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"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."