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   By donating to the Friends of the Marine Science Center, you are investing in the future of Florida's wildlife. Your donation will help to maintain and expand our growing facility and hospitals to accommodate existing and new wildlife intakes as well as resident animal ambassadors.


   Want to donate to a specific cause at the Marine Science Center? We are happy to accommodate. Check out a few ways to donate below. Please know that however you choose to support the Friends of the Marine Science Center, we are deeply grateful.


   Help us celebrate 20 years of outstanding environmental education and rehabilitation. Your $20 donation will help the Marine Science Center continue it's mission of creating inspiring marine education experiences, providing sea turtle and seabird rehabilitation, and promoting the emerging field of conservation medicine. With every donation the month of June your name will be written on a turtle or bird and displayed at the Marine Science Center for all to see all month long.


   With your financial support, we hope to create a new Raptor Education and Conservation Exhibit for our avian ambassadors. The new exhibit will also allow us to improve our educational message of avian conservation and repurpose the current raptor exhibits into additional rehabilitation space at our Sanctuary. To donate, please select your preferred amount. Our residents, locals, and birds on migration Thank You!

Sea Turtle Hospital

   One of the main missions of the Marine Science Center is sea turtle rehabilitation, and the Marine Science Center complex includes a fully functioning animal hospital. Since opening in 2002, the sea turtle hospital at the Marine Science Center has cared for nearly 1,500 sea turtles ranging from juvenile to adult size; more than 20,000 sea turtle hatchlings and wash backs; and nearly 1,700 gopher tortoises, box turtles, freshwater turtles and snakes. 

General Donation

   The success of the Marine Science Center is dependent on your donations. Giving to the general fund allows us to support and maintain day to day operations. Fund and expand our education department. And feed our many residents in our beautiful aquariums, including stingrays, bamboo sharks, seahorses and more!

   Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor? Please email us at

In Honor/ In Memory of Donation

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   A wonderful way to acknowledge and remember someone who appreciates the work of the Marine Science Center. Donations help fund the unexpected expenses incurred by the Marine Science Center for education, rehabilitation and general operating expense.

     You can create fund in your loved one's 

memory, or contribute to one that's already been set up. To create a fund, please email

Please Submit Along With Donation

Please submit along with your donation:


*If you would like your general donation applied to a specific area of the Marine Science Center please let us know in the below field.

*If your donation is in memory or honor of someone, please let us know the name of the person the donation is being made for. If you would like us to notify family or a friend about the donation, please include physical address and their name.

*If you would like a separate receipt for your donation, please let us know. 

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   The Friends of the Marine Science Center is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. No goods or services were provided for this gift. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.