Florida Ocean Studies & Education

Marine life and coastal environment education is popular in Florida as the state contains miles and miles of coastline containing diverse marine life to explore.

The Marine Discovery Center is located on the Indian River Lagoon in New Smyrna Beach offering education programs, camps, dolphin tours and more. The goal of MDC is to protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems through education, research and community stewardship.

The Pier Aquarium is a private aquarium and marine education science center located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida at The Pier on the waterfront. Features hands-on activities including a fresh fish theater, touch tank experience and more.