Posted On: December 19, 2023

Raptor Exhibit Opens at Marine Science Center

More than 100 residents joined Volusia County officials in celebrating the opening of the Raptor Education and Conservation Exhibit at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet.

The exhibit is dedicated to the permanent raptor residents of the center who cannot be returned to the wild. It features owls, hawks, a peregrine falcon and American kestrel, all of whom sustained injuries that prevent them from being released. They're living the good life under the watchful care of the bird team.

Funding was provided by a $208,298 Volusia ECHO Grant, $150,000 in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act revenue loss provision, and $125,000 in community donations made through the Friends of Marine Science Center.

Admission to the Raptor Exhibit is included with general admission to the Marine Science Center. Learn more at   

Did you know? More than 1,100 sick and injured birds are brought to the Marine Science Center each year.