Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Visitor's Center

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1. ODVC Outside

The Ocean Discovery Visitors Center is a destination where the community can come to learn about the research conducted by the marine scientists, engineers and students at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Since its remodel in January 2017, the center houses five educational exhibits including Marine Drug Discovery, Marine Mammal Research & Conservation, Aquaculture & Stock Enhancement, Marine Ecosystem Health and Ocean Engineering. Visitors are welcome to explore these exhibits on their own or participate in a free 30-45 minute interpretive tour provided by a FAU Harbor Branch Graduate Student. The center also features a video theater, aquaria relevant to research topics, interactive displays, a touch tank, gift shop and student information station. While admission and interpretive tours are free, donations are accepted and contribute to Harbor Branch outreach initiatives. Group visits (10 or more people) are also available and must be reserved in advance.

 The ODVC is FREE and open to the public.

The hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday
Closed Sundays, Mondays and official university holidays

5600 N US Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
Phone: 772-242-2293  
Website: 
Ocean Discovery Visitor's Center