school group of kids outside of the marine science center looking at a skeleton

By planning a field trip to the MSC, you are giving your students an opportunity to learn about and ultimately protect their environment.

Our Mission

To provide an innovative learning experience where visitors can discover, enjoy and appreciate the many wonders that embody the world of marine science in Volusia County.

Our Programs

Our school field trips offer six programs that can accommodate students in grades K-12 and are coordinated with Next Generation Standards.  Field trips are not offered June 1st through August 14th when Summer Camp is in session.  Our school field trip programs are as follows:

  • Marine Science Center Exhibit Tour
  • Eco Walk
  • Raptors Live
  • Marine Cephalopod Encounter/Squid Dissection
  • Estuary Program/Seine Netting
  • Plankton/Water Quality Lab

View more information on our programs.

Reserving a Program

To secure your reservation, please email Shell Webster, Education Program Coordinator, at with school and grade information, class size, three possible dates, and program choice from the School/Group Field Trip Packet link below. Once the date and program have been approved, a registration form will be sent to the teacher to complete the registration.  Be sure to follow the checklist, found in the School/Group Field Trip Packet, to make sure all forms and instructions are followed.