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The holidays are a time for giving, sharing, and helping out the community.
Supporting a non-profit like Marine Discovery Center this time of year is a great way to do all of those things! 
Here’s a guide on how to spread winter cheer to your loved ones while boosting our mission
to protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon.

Visit our Gift Shop
MDC’s gift shop offers a wide selection of books, games, toys, jewelry, clothing, home décor, and much more!  With a focus on environmentally conscious products and locally made items, our store is your destination for finding unique gifts for everyone on your list.  Every purchase in our gift shop helps to fund Marine Discovery Center programs. Our gift shop is open 9-5 on weekdays and 9-3 on weekends. Please note we will be closed on November 23 & 24 and December 24 & 25.

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Give the Gift of MDC Membership
Why not treat your loved ones to a year of MDC membership! Each membership comes with wonderful benefits like a complimentary boat or kayak tour, discounts on gift shop purchases, tour and camp discounts, newsletters, members-only events, and much more!  We offer memberships for adults, students, seniors, and families as well as our highest Guardian of the Lagoon level. Visit our membership page to learn more.

Shop with Amazon Smile
Did you know that when you shop on Amazon you can help support Marine Discovery Center at no additional cost to you? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.  Each time you shop, begin at and shop as normal. Easy!

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Treat Your Loved Ones to a Tour or Camp
Why not buy an MDC boat or kayak excursion for your friends and family (and one for yourself so you can come along)!  We offer boat and kayak tours every day as well as specialty tours throughout the year, and a gift certificate for one of these is a great idea! Want to celebrate an occasion or treat your friends to a private boat tour? We offer boat charters as well!  We even have a “snow bird” charter special for condos – just contact Capt Guy at for more details.

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Our camps are a great way to introduce the children in your life to the creatures of Florida’s coastal ecosystems and to some fun skills and activities!  We offer camps throughout the school year and in the summer. We even have some great camps and other educational programs during the holiday season – check out our education department’s Winter Holiday Events to find out more!

Reservations are required for all boat, kayak, and educational programs. Please call us at 386.428.4828.


Donate to MDC
Donations are always a great way to help MDC in our mission. As we expand the depth of our reach with our programming we also expand the depth of our 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. 

Donating to MDC in someone’s name or on behalf of a loved one is a great gift idea, and you can specify a specific purpose for your donation (such as an item on our wish list) or direct it to our general fund. No donation is too small! 

Whether it’s a one-time donation or a longer-term commitment,
your gift will significantly help to fund our mission and our educational programs. 
Explore our basic donation levels or pledge even more by joining our Dolphin Society.