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Marine Discovery Center

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Address: 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Phone Number: 386-428-4828
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A great place to bring the kids

Very nice place to enjoy an afternoon. They have Rays and Sharks that you can touch. There are other interpretive signs and exhibits, along with a few aquariums. The best part is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Bozeman, Montana
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A little out of the way, when we discovered the discovery center, what we found was quaint. I'm sure they are nice folk and they seem to run a good business. Once per day boat tours were not what we were expecting or interested in.

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to enjoy an afternoon. They have Rays and Sharks that you can touch. There are other interpretive signs and exhibits, along with a few aquariums. The best part is the turtle rehabilitation area where you can see turtles that are being treated from injuries, and often the staff are working on them that very moment. We also... More 

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

absolutely awesome!!! The guides are funny and knowledgable and we saw so many Dolphins and even some shy manatee! My kids had so much fun! Absolutely worth every dime!!! Would highly recommend because we saw over 25 Dolphins and they were all around us!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

I thought I was going to the museum located at the light house, but GPS brought us here. I think I got the names mixed up. I didn't even know this place existed. So it was relatively small. 2 rooms of small tanks of random sea creatures. Our docent didn't know a lot of answers to our questions, but was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We did a 2pm tour on a very hot day. We did see lots of Dolphins at the beginning and near the end of the tour. We saw some interesting birds,their nests and babies. But the rest of the tour was a little boring with not much to see but vegetation. Captain Scott and Tracey were very helpful and knowledgeable.... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Small but very educational and totally free! Very cute and cheap jewelry and small souvenirs. It's just one small room but plenty to do,they do offer canoe tours as well .

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Jasper, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The cruise was educational, fun and so interesting!! We got to see dolphins really up close,manatees. The captain was very respectful and very protective of his distance with the animals. The guide was great,she gave us such interesting facts!!! I highly recommend this for all ages!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The cruise delivered on seeing manatees, dolphins, oystercatchers and newly hatched pelicans and egrets. The naturalist and captain were friendly and informative. A great outing.

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Northern Virginia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Fantastic 2-hour cruise, one of the best (of many!) that we've ever done. Our captain and naturalist were friendly and knowledgable. We saw LOTS of dolphins, manatees, pelican and egret chicks, herons, even three American Oystercatchers. We also appreciated being able to make reservations online and received an immediate confirmation and follow up reminder by email.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a nice place to kill a couple of hours... Not too much there but enough to keep yourself busy...

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Additional Information about Marine Discovery Center

Address: 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Phone Number: 386-428-4828
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Smyrna Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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