Donate to Marine Discovery Center

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In this season of gratitude, please know that your contributions to our nonprofit ARE both impactful and greatly appreciated.

For the past 25 years, we’ve grown our mission of conservation, exploration and education by creating awareness with thousands of people about the Indian River Lagoon and how we can protect it. We’ve also restored miles of critical shoreline and protected precious marine life such as dolphins, turtles, horseshoe crabs and wading birds. Today, the Marine Discovery Center is proud to be THE essential Indian River Lagoon nonprofit organization.

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Despite our growth and impact, there is much more to be done.

In fact, as the Marine Discovery Center continues to grow, so does the population in our area. In the last decade alone, more than 2.7M residents relocated to Florida, many of whom gravitate to coastal areas to enjoy our beautiful beaches and the lagoon. This growth creates additional pressure on our coastal ecosystems, making the work we do more important today than ever before!

Our coastal waters need our attention and we ask you to support us with your donation today. Your contributions help us restore critical habitat, monitor important plant and animal species, and create a community of educated ambassadors that advocate for the Lagoon.

With your help, we are confident that our next 25 years will be even more impactful than the last.

Chad Truxall
Executive Director

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Donation Levels

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Up to $99

oyster silhouette

$100 – $999

manatee silhouette

$1,000 – $2,499

shark silhouette

$2,500 – $4,999

dolphin silhouette

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

How else can you support MDC?

  • 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

Donations to Marine Discovery Center are tax-deductible.

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