Visit the Marine Discovery Center

Indoor Exploration

Learn about the plants and animals of the amazing Indian River Lagoon ecosystem through a variety of educational and interactive exhibits, including a number of aquariums and live specimens. Be sure to stop in our gift shop while you’re here and take home a memory of your visit.

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Outdoor Exploration

We invite you to explore our property and discover all that it has to offer including a butterfly garden, wildflower garden, nature playground, observation mound, restored salt marsh, nature trail, and our brand new Hunter Amphitheater.  Exciting features are being added to our site in the future including a larger trail system, interpretive signage, and more native landscaping!

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Eco Tours

Discover Amazing as you experience the Indian River Lagoon with MDC by land or water…each outing is a new adventure as the estuary reveals its seasonal treasures.

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This Month at MDC

Have a look at this month’s tours, programs, and events on our online calendar.


520 Barracuda Blvd.,
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169