Donate to MDC

Since our inception by motivated and passionate individuals in 1997 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.

Your contribution helps fund our mission of education, conservation, and exploration and goes towards protecting and restoring this national treasure.

Donation Levels


Up to $99


$100 – $999


$1,000 – $2,499


$2,500 – $4,999


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

Other ideas…

  • Become a Member
  • Buy A Brick at Hunter Amphitheater
  • Donate from your IRA
  • Check with your company to see if they will match your charitable contribution
  • Consider planned giving options
  • Shop using AmazonSmile
  • Thrivent members can direct Thrivent Choice dollars to Marine Discovery Center
  • Cast votes for MDC in the Target Circle program April 1 – June 30, 2020

Donations to Marine Discovery Center are tax-deductible.

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