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Marine Science Center

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Address: 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach, FL 32127
Phone Number: 386 304 5545
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Housed in a 5,300-square-foot facility, this uniquely designed marine...
Housed in a 5,300-square-foot facility, this uniquely designed marine science center features habitat dioramas and interactive adventures.
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Educational and fun!

Very small MSC, something you can do even with limited time. I visited this with my family and also went to the lighthouse next door during the same day. They have an area that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Tavares, Florida
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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Very small MSC, something you can do even with limited time. I visited this with my family and also went to the lighthouse next door during the same day. They have an area that allows you to touch rays and even small sharks. Every hour or so they are doing some sort of feeding or offering some kind of educational... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had a great time! The lesson on the sea turtles was very interesting. My grandsons really enjoyed touching the stingrays and the baby sharks, also the watching the octopus.

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Cartersville, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was a small facility that offered a lot! We loved touching the stingrays and sharks and watching the vets help turtles. I would highly recommend this two families looking for an affordable activity out of the Sun

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We got to touch sharks and stingrays and learn so much about them. There were octopus, sea horses and so much more.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was a day trip for us to get out of the sun awhile. It's cheap to get in and the money benefits the animals and rescue. The kids will be mesmerized by the giant sea turtles swimming in huge tanks below, in the turtle ICU. We got to see a vet working on a really injured turtle, touch sting... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great for a day out with the family, all welcome, ramps for the handicaps. Fun and educational. Well worth the low admission price. I'm a local and visit often. Love seeing the Sea Turtles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is our 3rd time here never disappointed. My daughter got to touch a shark she was so excited! You can watch them working on the injured sea turtles as well.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Kids had a great time (12 & 3)! The were able to pet a ray, snakes and my 3 year old was able to feed a ray. I defiantly would volunteer if I lived there! Seeing the work they do with the turtles is great, sad to see the injured turtles though. Have to stop and see the rescue... More 

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Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The people working their were all very polite and well educated. They answered all out questions. My teens and 10 year old were entertained by the different sea creatures available to see and touch. We watched the feeding of the sting ray and octopus, watched different creatures interacting with each other. We were there about 4 hours then wandered the... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Seeing the work they do to rescue sea turtles is awesome. The educational aspect of littering our beaches and waters is something all parents/grandparents should take their children to see and learn from... Very inexpensive to tour

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Additional Information about Marine Science Center

Address: 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach, FL 32127
Phone Number: 386 304 5545
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Daytona Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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