Ocean Discovery Visitors Center

ODVC photos 2017

The Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Visitors Center (ODVC) is the public gateway to FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. The ODVC houses interactive exhibits, small aquaria, a video theater and other displays exploring the marine environment and depicting the research efforts of the Institute.

ODVC exhibit content is developed in close coordination with the Harbor Branch project managers by a team of  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 ODVC. For more information about the Ocean Discovery Visitors Center, or to inquire about scheduling group visits, please call 772-242-2293.

Hours of Operation 

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and official university holidays 


5600 N US Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34946