Donate to MDC

The Marine Discovery Center (MDC) is celebrating twenty years of protecting the Indian River Lagoon and we need your support to reach our vision of a healthy, diverse system. Throughout the last two decades we’ve focused on educating our community through hands-on and feet-wet programs and working with partners to study and restore critical habitats like seagrass, oysters, marshes and mangroves. We need to continue educating our community on the fragility of this unique body of water while highlighting individual and community-wide solutions to Protect Our Lagoon. A healthy Indian River Lagoon equals a healthy community and requires all of us working together.

As we expand the depth of our reach we also expand the depth of our operational and program costs. The utility, insurance and maintenance bills don’t go away. Your support is needed as we continue to grow our mission and community influence.

Help us meet the challenges that face the Indian River Lagoon and donate today.

– Chad Truxall, Executive Director

Donation Levels


Up to $99


$100 – $999


$1,000 – $2,499


$2,500 – $4,999


$5,000+ (more about the Dolphin Society)

Other donation ideas:

  • Donate from your IRA
  • Check with your company to see if they will match your charitable contribution
  • Consider planned giving options

Donations to Marine Discovery Center are tax-deductible.

Become a 2019 New Smyrna Beach Paint Out Sponsor or Patron

This October Marine Discovery Center and Artists’ Workshop Inc. are hosting the 9th Plein Air Paint Out in New Smyrna Beach. We invite you to support this event by becoming a Paint Out Sponsor or Patron. By supporting this event, you are also pledging your support for conservation of the Indian River Lagoon AND arts programs in our community.  To learn more about the benefits of each Patron and Sponsor level, download our pamphlet.


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