Manatees To Be Featured In MDC’s July Public Lecture

Manatees 18 JULY 2019 When: Thursday, July 18 2019 at 6:00 p.m.Where: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, NSB, 32169Cost: FREEThe lecture is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are required. Manatees will be the featured topic at the Marine...

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MDC 20th Anniversary Celebration

8 DECEMBER, 2017 Bring your friends and family as we showcase the past, present, and future of MDC.  Meet some of the important folks that started MDC way back in the late 90's and those that continue to be involved today. Beginning at 6:30 MDC will host an open...

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Otter Spotting, Mini-Drones, & Yoga!

October at MDC brings two unique events hosted by some of our favorite community partners! Both of these events are FREE and open to the public; no RSVP is required. You "Otter" Be a Citizen Scientist Calling all nature lovers and photographers: On Thursday,...

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MDC To Benefit From New Smyrna Beach Paint Out

by Lisa D. Mickey The Marine Discovery Center, along with Friends of Canaveral, will benefit from this year’s New Smyrna Beach Paint Out. In its seventh year in the New Smyrna Beach area, the Paint Out, formerly known as “Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out,”...


Volunteers Ready To Pitch In For 2017 Coastal Cleanup

By Lisa D. Mickey Once again, it’s time for volunteers to spread out on beaches and parks in Volusia County and New Smyrna Beach for the annual International Coastal Cleanup and Halifax/Indian River cleanup. The theme for the annual event each September is to...

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