MDC Is Open!
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.
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
Deb Denys reads the Volusia County Proclamation for “Blue Community Consortium Day" by Lisa D. MickeyNews Release NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., July 1, 2020 – The Marine Discovery Center and its leadership have been recent recipients of several honors, awards and a new...
Climate Change & Coastal Resilience16July, 2020When: Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 pm Where: This program is online via Zoom Cost: FREE | Register online Stetson University’s Dr. Jason M. Evans will explore the effects of climate change and sea level rise in his...
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"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."