Ocean Discovery Center



Jim Masterson, Ph.D.

The Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center is the public gateway to Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University. The ODC houses interactive exhibits, small aquaria, a video theater, and other displays exploring the marine environment and depicting the research efforts of the Institute.

ODC exhibit content is developed in close coordination with the Harbor Branch project managers by a team of award-winning educators and media specialists.  Exhibit content is continually evolving to showcase the ongoing research and conservation efforts of Harbor Branch and to give visitors a close-up look at the emerging technologies used by the marine research community.

There is no charge for individual and family public visits to the ODC. For more information about the Ocean Discovery Center, or to inquire about scheduling group visits, please call 772-242-2293.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 10am—5pm
Saturday, 10am—2pm

Note that the Ocean Discovery Center will be closed on the following days:

May 24th and 26th (Memorial Day Holiday)
July 4th and 5th (Independence Day Holiday)
August 30th and September 1st (Labor Day Holiday)
November 11 (Veterans' Day Holiday)
November 27th-28th (Thanksgiving Holiday; open 10am—2pm on Wednesday November 26th)
December 24th-26th (Christmas Holiday)
January 1, 2011 (New Year's Day Holiday; open 10am—2pm on New Year's Eve)

Last Modified 8/27/14