Marine Discovery Center

About Marine Discovery Center

The Marine Discovery Center has spent over 20 years informing and educating citizens and guests about the amazing biodiversity of the Indian River Lagoon.
Tagged as the most biologically diverse estuary in North America, the Indian River Lagoon boasts more than 4,000 species and spans 156 miles down Florida’s east coast — providing countless ways to engage the public. Programs at MDC for all ages are designed to offer hands-on, feet-wet learning opportunities through classes, camps, lectures, boat and kayak eco-tours with certified naturalists and teachers.
We invite you to learn more about all we have to offer.


Lagoon Conservationist

October 2019 New Smyrna Beach, FL
“I loved being able to work in my community and know that I'm making a positive impact on the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem. This helped me get hands-on experience in the restoration and conservation of shoreline habitats. ”
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