become a member


Become a member of the Marine Science Center and have complete access to the center for one year. Memberships are available for individuals, famlies, students and seniors. Annual membership includes daily presentations, classroom labs and exhibits. It also includes a 10 percent discount in the Marine Science Center's incredible Gift Shop.

View more membership information and application.

donate and adoptions


Contribute to the care of one our special patients by adopting a seabird or sea turtle. With the Marine Science Center bringing in over 1,200 seabirds and 2,000 sea turtles and washbacks annually, please consider contributing to the rehabilitation of one of these awesome creatures.

View more donation and adoption information and application.

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.

pelagic adventures


The Friends of the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet sponsors pelagic birding trips throughout the year. A commercial head boat leaves from Port Canaveral, Brevard County, amd travels out 50 miles past the west wall of the Gulf Stream. These trips usually hold a high probability of encountering numerous pelagic species.

Read more on Pelagic Adventures with the MSC.

sponsors and partners


Partnering with educational and research institutions, private and civic groups and businesses strengthen the center’s ability to reach more adults, children and students. All the Marine Science Center’s projects are dependent on continued support of the County Council and Volusia County citizenry.

Read more on becoming a Sponsor or Partner with the MSC.



The success of the Marine Science Center is dependent upon volunteers who help with the day-to-day operations of the facility.  Volunteers can help care for the animals, welcome visitors, work on special projects such as marine research and exhibit maintenance, and educate the public about Volusia County’s marine environment.

Read more about volunteering at the MSC.