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Injured bird or turtle drop-off

Seniors - $7
Adults (13 and over) - $8
Youth (3-12) - $5
Youth 2 and under - free

*Sales tax is included in the admission price.


Hours of Operation
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Employees work seven days a week to care for the sick and injured turtles and seabirds in their care. They will also accept new animals. Residents who find a sick or injured turtle or seabird can call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 888-404-FWCC or the Marine Science Center at 386-304-5545 for instructions.

Welcome to the Marine Science Center

Due to recent COVID-19 guidance from the County of Volusia the Marine Science Center has suspended all daily programs, in-person field trips, and group tours until further notice. All exhibits remain open to the public, including our interactive stingray touch tank. Visitors are welcome to explore the center through self-guided tours. Face masks are required for all visitors.

Discover and learn about Volusia County’s rich marine life – its inhabitants and the ecosystems that make this area unique – at the Marine Science Center. Through innovative learning experiences, visitors can view seabird and sea turtle rehabilitation, get hands-on in a teaching lab, and explore exhibit galleries and a nature trail that illustrate the story of marine life in Volusia County. 

While at the Marine Science Center, view our medical facilities where seabirds and sea turtles are treated for their injuries and illnesses. Learn about the ways we rehabilitate them so they can be released back into the wild. Discover ways you can conserve and protect the marine environment and resources around us. Join us as we seek to conserve our environment through education, research and stewardship.  

The Marine Science Center also offers a variety of virtual educational programs.  From feeding stingrays to enjoying the “Raptors Live” programs, there are many opportunities to learn about the wildlife that call Volusia County home. Come visit and learn at the Marine Science Center, and then take your newfound knowledge outside and explore the marine wonders at our doorstep.

Featured News and Happenings

  • Golf Tournament to Benefit Marine Science Center
    Please join us for this benefit Golf Tournament sponsored by Paul Culver Construction, Inc., Friends of the Marine Science Center, and Cypress Head Golf Course.
  • Daily Presentations at the MSC - Temporarily Suspended
    Experience unique presentations during your visit to the Marine Science Center (MSC). Check the posted daily schedule when you arrive for live animal presentations.
  • Turtle Tots - Monthly Program - Temporarily Suspended
    Children ages 2 to 5 can learn about local marine life through stories, crafts and activities at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet.

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