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Marine Science Center

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Address: 100 Lighthouse Dr, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach, FL 32127-7325
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
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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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Great place to take children

Not only adults will find this interesting, children of all ages will benefit from the hands on displays. Also of interest is the first aid for marine wildlife. You can watch as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Luther F
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not only adults will find this interesting, children of all ages will benefit from the hands on displays. Also of interest is the first aid for marine wildlife. You can watch as they are cared for and doctored. There are also outdoor caged bird displays

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Thank Luther F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is always good to help animals. Everyone should. It is sad to see wealthy people in area not contributing more to help Marine Life especially when they live in big homes on the beach, have yachts and all and Turtles and Birds who are in Hospital care or those who must remain permanent residents due to such injury by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit this place because my 7 year old loves all animals and wants to be a vet one day, and we thought this would be a good way for her to learn more about sea animals. And she absolutely loved it. So informative. Definitely NOT a waste of time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to learn about sea life and the rehabilitation of sea turtles and birds. Staffed by very informative and friendly volunteers.

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Thank Tisha U
Statesville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fun and neat to see the animals. People are friendly. It just wasn't very big but a nice play to go and see different animals in this area

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Thank shookfamily4
chattanooga TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went on sightseeing/dolphin cruise through the Center. It was interesting but a little slow. We did see dolphins. Did not go out in the open water - more back in the lagoons.

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Thank rhflynn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good times. RUTH was very nice. The TOUCH tank was closed. Would like to see some participation with the neighboring Lighthouse.

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Thank JoBu L
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome! We paid $12 for My husband, son , and I to go and we loved it! Well worth the money! We were able to touch sting-rays and sharks and even feed them! We saw a turtle in surgery and also some birds.

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Thank Angela L
Robinson, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the touch tank - sting rays and sharks. It was fun to watch the smaller kids touch them, and then get to feed the sting rays! The volunteers and staff were friendly and knowledgeable; it was interesting to hear them talk about each tank as they fed. There is also a bird sanctuary across the parking lot -... More 

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Thank 4471
Tennessee
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9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting to learn about turtle hospital. Weekend afternoon so it was not active. Non profit. Great for kids.

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