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Marine Discovery Center

Address: 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Phone Number: 386-428-4828
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Attraction details
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Huntley, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This small museum is small, but very informative & interesting! The staff are knowledgeable and enrich the hands on experiences. We like the fact that if has medical care for our sea friends and reminds us to be good stewards of our land and sea!

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Central Florida, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The Marine Discovery Center is a good starting point to learn about sea life and the shoreline ecosystems in FL. A kayak tour is a great way to see the shore from a different vantage point and to learn about some neat flora and fauna. The Center itself is a work in progress, but has nice displays of live sea... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very interesting dolphin tour. Plenty of dolphins and birds to see. Knowledgeable and fun staff. plenty of time to stop wjen dolphins wete sighted. Try to get a seat on the right side of boat as most birds were on that side. All in all a great trip.

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Buffalo
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You can start your visit at the Marine Discovery Center, which is free to enter. It has many exhibits of the marine life from the local area. All of the volunteer workers were very knowledgable about the species and their habitats. There is also a gift shop that helps to fund the Center (so buy a few things for the... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Fun, friendly, informative staff on this trip. Saw a LOT of dolphins. Lots of interesting information on dolphins, pelicans, mangroves, etc. Would not hesitate to recommend this 2 hour boat toura

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Hinsdale
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This makes the trip worth ...a little hands on museum, but the dolphin cruise has\d a fanatastic, informative naturalist.

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Telford, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I enjoyed the tanks of sea life, especially the sea horses, they were happy for me to take photographs. There are boat trips or kayak tours to see the dolphins, walks and bird walks from the venue. A coffeehouse would be great there, but that said it's well worth a visit. Free Entry to the centre, charges for the boat... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Went to Right Whale Lecture last week. Very interesting and informative! Love that they are so involved in letting the people know about the marine life, that is around us. Will be taking my grandson there, when comes down for their programs.

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Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a small center. Don't go expecting SeaWorld or something similar. It gives you a nice look into the local marine life and they do offer boat tours. We did not do the boat tour because of limited time, but really enjoyed the center and gift shop. The ladies at the front desk were fabulous, wish I had their... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was a really relaxing boat trip on a pontoon , not crowded and had a good seat . Very educational and lots of dolphins , and other wildlife. Most important was supporting a conservation group to protect the Volusia co estuaries and river! I will go again this time with other family members and kids.

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