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Address: 100 Lighthouse Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7325
Phone Number:
+1 386-304-5545
Today
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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At the Marine Science Center our main goal is rescue, rehabilitation and...

At the Marine Science Center our main goal is rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured turtles and birds.

You can see our sea turtle patients from the turtle terrace and get a behind the scenes view through the hospital viewing window.

In the gallery, guests will also take a journey through Florida marine ecosystems discovering the animals that are indigenous to this area. A hands-on experience awaits you at our stingray and invertebrate touch tanks.

Explore the nature trail and climb the observation tower for views of the estuary. Don't forget to walk through the Mary Keller Bird Sanctuary. Here you will see our permanent resident birds that can no longer live in the wild.

We offer daily animal education presentations where you will experience up close views of raptors and reptiles.

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Review of turtlemand bird rescue

Enjoyed seeing the turtle and birds very informative staff good thing to do for 2_3 hours in a very pretty setting the staff went out of the way to answer questions.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cleveland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed seeing the turtle and birds very informative staff good thing to do for 2_3 hours in a very pretty setting the staff went out of the way to answer questions.

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Port Matilda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I got to feed the stingrays and actually touch them in their tank. They have lots of different types of fish and ocean life. It was interesting seeing the turtles that they have taken in to heal and what they do to take care of them. They also have a bird sanctuary to walk thru.

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Port Orange, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my friend to visit, she loved the tour and seeing how the turtles are cared for and the whole experience.

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Thank Maggie K
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This volunteer run rehab centre for marine and bird wildlife is small but manages to cram alot in. The "classroom sessions / presentations " are upbeat and interesting. The guides managed to engage the children and involve them in the talks. Very informative and informal !

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Self guided tour of ONE room! Very disappointed. Some tanks with cool eels & fish and a hands on pet the stingray tank but otherwise quite boring. Even the turtle rescue area had 3 turtles in the pools- no one working, nothing to explain why each turtle was there or what they were hoping to do with them. The bird... More 

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Thank Laurie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here because my sister and I really love Sea Turtles. It was wonderful for the kids as they got to interact and feed the stingrays. We also got to view the sea turtles that were being cared for. They have educational talks and exhibits along with tanks with other marine life. Worth stopping if you are in the... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids absolutely LOVED our trip to the Marine Science Center. They were able to not only view, but also touch many marine animals they had only seen in pictures. The volunteers were friendly and helpful, and the reasonably inexpensive admission made this a very affordable family outing. We definitely plan to visit again and will add this to our... More 

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Morrow, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but they do great work for turtle rescue.They have a aquariums with smaller fish and a nice ray petting tank also have some sea gulls and bald eagles outside. The work they do for rehabilitating sea turtles alone is worth the five dollar entry fee

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Took two grandchildren there along with their moms. They were eleven months and four years. They liked watching the little sharks and such in the petting area. I would say that was the highlight there. Good displays but those ages liked "seeing action".

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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Interesting place. They have a small aquarium with cool critters. but they do a lot in turtle rehab. You can learn quite a bit at this institution. In the adjacent lot they have a bird rehab area with mostly raptors. And your donation goes to a great cause. THey also have an excellent gift shop. Drop in and visit. Well... More 

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