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Marine Discovery Center

#3 of 98 things to do in New Smyrna Beach Features Animals
520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-5329
+1 386-428-4828
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very fun

Had several hours to kill before our flight so decided to go to the MDC. My grandkids loved the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
Great place to Kayak

Besides many of the other comments, it is a great place to go on a kayak tour of the estuary. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
George A
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-5329
+1 386-428-4828
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had several hours to kill before our flight so decided to go to the MDC. My grandkids loved the touch and feel experience. Thanks to Theresa for her patience with the kids. Bob G

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides many of the other comments, it is a great place to go on a kayak tour of the estuary. They run 1 or 2 hours and launch right from the Center with a guide. You also can launch your own Kayak at the Center

Thank George A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool tour of the estuary with knowledgeable tour guide! My 2 and 3 year olds enjoyed seeing the dolphins and crabs. The captain even stopped at a sandbar so the guide could pick up a couple more crabs for the kids to see. I...More

Thank TheSixFamily09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the 7th year that our grandchildren have enjoyed the summer program at Marine Discovery Center. It is fun, educational and definitely worth the experience. In addition, our family has enjoyed the evening boat trips around the inter coastal waterway.

Thank JWB102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a tour booked and it got canceled due to mechanical issues. We re-booked for the next night. It also got canceled due to weather. But if you looked at the weather app, you could see that the skies were going to clear up...More

Thank Cere C
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We took the 6:30 to 8:30 ecological boat tour and saw lots of birds getting back to their nests for the nite. Saw many dolphins. Nice time of the day for a July tour.

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I highly recommend the Marine Discovery Camp for kids. The teachers were committed to teaching the kids in a way which was fun and entertaining. The camp was worth every penny and my son will definitely be coming back next year.

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We took our two grandsons there and they really enjoyed the experience. Very interesting exhibits which are geared to ages 5 to 12, very interactive.

Thank James B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I am working on a historical art project for NSB. Chad and everyone there were fantastic. The marine life is fascinating and the location reaches out into the lagoon

Thank pamela P
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

While spending time in Florida recently, we decided to try the Dolphin Discovery Tour. Our guide, Charity, and the captain, George, were awesome. Charity was so knowledgeable about the animals, birds and vegetation in the lagoon. The two hour trip allowed us to see all...More

1  Thank jdmayo
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15 January 2015|
Response from TraciMDC | Property representative |
Wow, I am so sorry I didn't get back to you before your visit. This is a new feature for me, so it caught me off guard. We have various kayak tours which run every day of the week. Most are 2 hours long and leave from our... More