Ocean Discovery Center



Jim Masterson, Ph.D.

The Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center (ODC) is the public gateway to FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. 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 24 and 25 (Memorial Day Holiday)
July 4 and 5 (Independence Day Holiday)
September 6 and 7 (Labor Day Holiday)
November 11 (Veterans' Day Holiday)
November 26 and 27 (Thanksgiving Holiday; open 10am—2pm on Wednesday November 25)
December 24, 25 and 26 (Christmas Holiday)
January 1 (New Year's Day Holiday; open 10am—2pm on New Year's Eve)

Last Modified 4/6/15