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Injured bird or turtle drop-off

Admission:*
Seniors - $4
Adults (13 and over) - $5
Youth (3-12) - $2
Youth 2 and under - free

*Sales tax is included in the admission price.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Marine Science Center will be closed to the public until further notice.

Employees will continue to 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.

Summer hours:* (Phase 1)
(Memorial Day to Labor Day) 
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday through Friday

Winter hours:
(Labor Day to Memorial Day) 
Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday

*MSC is closed New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
 


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Marine Science Center will be closed to the public until further notice.

Throughout the cornavirus shutdown, the staff of the MSC continued to care for sick and injured sea turtles and birds even through their doors were closed to the public. We ask that all visitors please practice social distancing and CDC guidelines to help ensure the staff stays healthy and able to care for animals.

Welcome to the Marine Science Center

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 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

  • Daily Presentations at the MSC
    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
    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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