Marine Discovery Center47 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169, USA, 32169, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3864284828
- Tags: Family And Kids, Sports And Recreation, Water Sports, Boating, Landmarks
If exploring the rich biodiversity at the Indian River Lagoon sounds like your thing, the Marine Discovery Center has to be on your bucket list. The center offers lectures classes, camp facilities, and kayaking and boating opportunities best enjoyed by visitors of all ages. The live aquariums at the center house aquatic animals like horseshoe crabs and sharks, while the interactive exhibits of dolphins and turtles make for an interesting visit. You can take an eco-tour to explore the lagoon’s numerous species, head to the gift shop to buy some environment-friendly products or attend lectures on the local flora and fauna, the center never runs out of activities for its visitors.
Marine Discovery Center Reviews & Ratings
The MDC is a fun, free place to visit. They have several fish tanks with cool fish, crabs, and turtles. The outside theater area is very nice. I'm looking forward to attending events there. The view from the top of the hill is the best in NSB.
This is a great little hidden gem. Several marine educational exhibits are available inside the center. Great place for kids. The volunteer staff are very helpful. Mary gave grandson a private tour. She was super.
All of the staff was amazing... Wish we could have seen more dolphins and a manatee though. 2 hours was a little long for my 3 kids in the heat.
After our morning cruise was cancelled, we were a bit skeptical, but we rebooked the evening sunset dolphin cruise and were THOROUGHLY impressed! So thankful we were able to add this experience to our vacation this year. Spotted numerous dolphins and manatees while aboard our sunset cruise. Captain and narrator were both very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
Went on the sunset dolphin cruise and we were not disappointed. Saw dolphins, different birds and the Ponce Inlet lighthouse. The sunset was beautiful! It was worth every penny!