Be sure not to miss the Bird Boardwalk at the Mary Keller Seabird Rehabilitation Sanctuary during your visit to the Marine Science Center complex. Due to the very sensitive condition of sick and injured birds, areas where patients are under treatment are not open for public viewing.
Read more about the Seabird Rehabilitation Center.
The Marine Science Center multi-use classroom laboratory provides daily presentations of live reptiles and birds. Our resident animals include a pine snake, box turtle, frogfish and various aquariums.
Read more on the facinating lab work you can do at the MSC.
The Marine Science Center complex includes a 5,000-square-foot visitor center filled with fascinating aquariums and educational displays that highlight Volusia County’s marine environments.
Read more on our exhibits.
MEET OUR RESIDENTS
Meet some of the resident animals you will encounter on your visit to the Marine Science Center. Many of the birds and reptiles found at the MSC have come to us injured and are unable to be released back into the wild.
Learn more about meeting our residents.
NATURE TRAIL AND OBSERVATION TOWER
Nestled among the unspoiled maritime hammock habitat of Ponce Inlet, the Marine Science Center grounds offer some of the area’s best opportunities for observing our local flora and fauna.
View what you might see from the observation tower.
Ever wonder what a stingray feels like? At the 13-foot-long, 1,400-gallon pool, visitors can reach in and feel a diversity of organisms that inhabit our local waters. Learn why these animals have different skin types. Is it for protection, swimming or hiding from predators?
Come visit the Touch Pool.
View the rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles undergoing treatment and recovery from the Marine Science Center Turtle Terrace. Guests can overlook eight turtle hospital pools in front of the main facility. The rehabilitating hatchlings, washbacks and sea turtles are released upon full recovery.
Read more on the Turtle Terrace.