Marine Science Center: Learning About Our Local Marine Life

Marine Science Center: Learning About Our Local Marine Life - stingray pool

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If you are already an expert on marine wildlife, you know that there are lots of great places surrounding Plantation Bay to observe an amazing array of marine wildlife, including many different types of birds.

However, if you are new to observing our local wildlife, a little education can go a long way towards making your experience more enjoyable. Located about 45 minutes away from Plantation Bay, the Marine Science Center at Ponce Inlet makes a great day trip, and its the perfect place to improve your knowledge of Florida marine wildlife in a fun and relaxed setting.

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Day Trip: Marineland Dolphin Adventure

Day Trip: Marineland Dolphin Adventure - dolphins

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One of the most popular excursions on many Caribbean vacations is the opportunity to swim with dolphins. Plantation Bay residents are fortunate to have that same opportunity available right in their own back yard!

Located just 30 minutes north of Plantation Bay, Marineland Dolphin Adventure bills itself as “The World’s First Oceanarium.” The facility contains more than 1.3 million gallons of water across multiple dolphin habitats that visitors can view from above the water or through the large underwater observation windows.

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Day Trip: The Southeast Museum of Photography

Day Trip: The Southeast Museum of Photography - smop

The Mori Hosseini Center at Daytona State houses The Southeast Museum of Photography
The Mori Hosseini Center at Daytona State houses The Southeast Museum of Photography

Located just 20 minutes south of Plantation Bay on the campus of Daytona State College, The Southeast Museum of Photography makes a fantastic day trip for residents looking to expand their cultural side. The museum is one of only 13 facilities in the entire country that are dedicated exclusively to photography.

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Day Trip from Plantation Bay: Tomoka State Park

Day Trip from Plantation Bay: Tomoka State Park - tomoka state park

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Located just 15 minutes from Plantation Bay, Tomoka State Park provides local residents with all the natural amenities one would expect from a state park, only this one is right in your own backyard.

The park is a natural peninsula, created by the Tomoka River and the Halifax River. It offers a wide range of amenities, including boating and fishing facilities, camping and picnic facilities, a nature trail, and a museum.

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