Field Trip Programs

Discover Amazing at MDC this school year with hands-on & feet-wet Marine Education Field Trip Programs that students will love. Each field trip features a 1-3 hour long boat ride with different water and land based activities to give students a true Indian River Lagoon experience!

Our Indian River Lagoon Experience offers students the opportunity to discover the IRL by land and sea! Dolphins, manatees, birds and other marine life may be encountered as the naturalist describes the lagoon and its inhabitants. Students will participate in a boat tour with island exploration as well as two land/water based activities that focus on exploration and conservation. $24/participant

Adventure Field Trips now require a $300 deposit that is refundable for up to a week before the scheduled field trip date. Field trips will require full payment one week ahead of the scheduled field trip date.

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Our On The Road Experience brings Marine Discovery Center to your classroom! Our educator will bring curriculum, activities, and/or live animals for an interactive lesson sure to engage your students in the environmental world around them. $6/participant + travel fee

On The Road Field Trips now require an $80 deposit that is refundable to up to a week before the scheduled field trip date. Field trips will require full payment one week ahead of the scheduled field trip date.

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High Schoolers on a Marine Discovery Center field trip

For classes over 80 participants, please contact Carley Metcalf at carley@marinediscoverycenter.org or 386.428.4828. We would love to work with you to schedule your class on multiple days or for a day-long field trip at Marine Discovery Center! Cost varies.

Financial assistance is available to Florida Public Schools.
Please email carley@marinediscoverycenter.org to request a scholarship application.

Our Mission:

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