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Marine Science Center, Ponce Inlet

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The Volusia County Marine Science Center is a marine science and natural history museum in Ponce Inlet, Volusia County, Florida.
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  • I think the name is a bit misleading. More of a "petting zoo" that does rehabilitation to animals. First off I want to call out that the mission of this place is absolutely great and I fully support.....  more
    I think the name is a bit misleading. More of a "petting zoo" that does rehabilitation to animals. First off I want to call out that the mission of this place is absolutely great and I fully support.....  more »
  • My 9 year old and I really enjoyed our visit today! The center is small but very inexpensive and the staff were all extremely nice. It felt like they really loved the animals in their care and... 
    My 9 year old and I really enjoyed our visit today! The center is small but very inexpensive and the staff were all extremely nice. It felt like they really loved the animals in their care and...  more »
  • Kids were excited to fed stingrays, but not big enough to do much more. They should expand. Should be a donation or flat fee to cover operational cost. 
    Kids were excited to fed stingrays, but not big enough to do much more. They should expand. Should be a donation or flat fee to cover operational cost.  more »
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  • I have been visiting the Marine Science Center for years, since I was little. And I will continue to visit for as long as I live. I just love hearing about all the animals that are currently in care, and their individual stories and treatment plans. All the staff are so sweet and want to tell you as much as possible about all the animals in the facility. I always look forward to playing with Pancake the stingray. I can't say enough about it here, it's always so nice and well kept. Just beautiful.
  • An amazing opportunity to teach kids and adults all about marine life. There were baby turtles getting care from very staff and the viewing window allowed visitors an opportunity to watch them care for the animals. Our kids had a blast and enjoyed the touching pool where they got to feed sting rays.
  • Love this place and everything they do. Great place to visit and see all the turtles they are healing and awesome lobby with ranks of fish, turtles, seahorses, and more. Live action chances to feed the stingrays and leaning room where we leaned about owls with Bubba. They also have a Bird Sanctuary on site. Great place!!
  • Amazing place. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and has so many interesting facts. We did the stingray feeding (what an amazing experience), the sea horse feeding (learned so much about sea horses) and the turtle rehab centre (did you know that turtles cry?), and we met Cooper the Coopers Hawk. So beautiful. Thank you for the amazing experience. Keep up the great work you do here.
  • Quite nice and informative. Nice to see the animals in recovery and they do let you feed the stingrays which is quite fun. I saw that some people had a guide and was wondering how we could get one too. It would have been nice to have had a guide so we could have learnt more about the animals. It shouldn't take more than 1.5 hours to finish this entire experience. $8 per adult.

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