Enjoy these special tour offers this month at MDC


Volusia County Teacher Appreciation Month
K-12 teachers in Volusia County boat FREE during October

Use promo code Iteach4U when booking online
Click here to view and download coupon

5 Off Website Special
Enjoy $5 off any MDC Boat or Kayak Tour through December 2020

Use promo code MDCFALL5 when booking online
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BOGO Boat Weekends | Oct 2-4, 17-18, and 31-Nov 1
Buy One Get One 50% off Adult Boat Fare

Use promo code BOGO50 when booking online
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Kids Boat FREE Weekends | Oct 10-11 and 24-25
Kids Boat Free with Paying Adult

Use promo code CBFree when booking online
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Our boat will be out of service for annual maintenance October 26-30.

explore new smyrna
hocus pocus event at marine discovery center

Our Hocus Pocus event is SOLD OUT but…
our Trunk or Treat with the City of NSB from 4-6pm is FREE and open to the public

explore new smyrna


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 into an exciting fall season of Education Programs! We invite you to Discover Amazing with us as we work to gain a sense of normalcy in a vastly different world.

Marine Discovery Center News & Announcements

Marine Discovery Center Videos

Homepage Cover Photo: Shelley Lynch Photography

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