Ocean Discovery Visitor's Center


The Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Visitor's 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 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 ODVC. For more information about the Ocean Discovery Visitor's Center, or to inquire about scheduling group visits, please call 772-242-2293.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays

*** Please note the ODVC will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

(Closed Saturday, May 28, and reopening Tuesday, May 31) and Independance

Day (Closed Saturday, July 2, and reopening Tuesday, July 5). ***


5600 N US Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34946