staff educating group of people about rays at the touch pool

The Marine Science Center offers a wide variety of programs and activities for children and adults throughout the year. Students young and old can discover the many wonders of marine life in environmentally rich Volusia County.

daily presentations


Live animal presentations are held daily. Upon your arrival, please check the scheduled daily feeding times of the Stingrays, and the Blue Room Octopus and Seahorses. Feeding times may vary due to animal avaibility and behavior.

View more information on daily presentations.

field trips


When school starts, our facility get busy with school trips. We offer six programs that can accommodate students in grades K-12 and are coordinated with Next Generation Standards. Field trips are offered August 15th through May 31st and not offered during the summer months when summer camp is in session.

Read more on about field trip programs.

florida master naturalist program


The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding and respect of Florida's natural world among Florida's residents and visitors. The Marine Science Center proudly sponsors the Coastal Systems of this program.

Read more on the Florida Master Naturalist Program.

summer camps


The Marine Science Center hosts camps each summer for children ages 5-14 and are centered on coastal animals and the natural environment. Summer programs provide campers with an amazing experience and focus on environmental science topics. Camp includes animal encounters, crafts, science experiments, canoeing, and of course, time in the water! Summer camps are posted in March.

Find out more information about summer camps.

turtle tots


Children ages 2-5 can learn about local marine life through stories, crafts and activities at the Marine Science Center. The Turtle Tots program is offered August 15th through May 31st, and not offered during the summer months when summer camp is in session.

Learn more about the Turtle Tots Program.