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Located in the sweet area of New Smyrna Beach, Sugar Mill Mobile Home and RV Park is a wonderful area for retirees. With local attractions and a nearby beach, you can take full advantage of your stay. One of many local attractions is the Marine Science Center, in Ponce Inlet. Beneficially, the Marine Science Center is located about 20 miles from Sugar Mill Mobile Home and RV Park. Pay it a quick visit and learn more about the wonders of marine life.

Environmental Learning

The Marine Science Center offers a broad variety of programs and activities for both children and adults throughout the year. The Marine Science Center is the perfect place for learning about our Volusia County’s rich environment and ways we can conserve it. With features such as the new aquatic touch pool, the Marine Science Center researches how it can help preserve the environment and its species.

Aquarium

The Marine Science Center Gallery has a 5,000 gallon hexagonal artificial reef aquarium. With its new aquatic touch pool, you can enjoy a hands-on experience with cow-nose stingrays and hermit crabs.

Rehabilitation Center

The Mary Keller Seabird Rehabilitation Sanctuary officially opened in June, 2014. It has treated more than 13,000 birds from more than 190 different species. This bird rehabilitation facility is fully equipped to care and treat injured and sick birds. The rehabilitation center was named for Mary Keller, a longtime local bird rehabber who has dedicated more than 30 years to care for sick and injured birds in Volusia County. Take a walk through our dune habitat. Feel free to look at the sea turtle nest and the wide variety of local fish.

Shop

The Marine Science Center Gift shop carries a vast selection of nautical merchandise and souvenirs. Dive into the aquatic world by investing in marine related educational books, videos, puzzles, games, and toys. There are also garden treasures and house ware items. In addition, they offer a custom line of t-shirts and sweatshirts featuring sea turtles and seabirds that are perfect for the whole family. From 14K gold sea turtle charms to sterling silver dolphin bracelets the diverse jewelry in the gift shop is unique and beautiful.

Tower and Trail

Huddled within the maritime habitat, is the outstanding view of the surrounding area including Ponce Inlet. You can go up the tower and search for bald eagles, osprey, Peregrine falcons, and various other bird species including pelicans, terns, cormorants, herons, and egrets.

Visit Sugar Mill

Sugar Mill Mobile Home and RV Park is a calm atmosphere for 55+ adults and seniors to kick back and relax. Only a few steps away from the beach, consider Sugar Mill a great escape. We offer great quality mobile homes that are waiting on you! Contact us today.

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit. It is dedicated to marine life rescue, rehabilitation and release, and environmental education. The aquarium is motivated towards preserving the environment. In addition, they provide the most advanced and effective care to ensure the opportunity to return sick or injured animals to their homes. Therefore, it is a great place to visit and learn more about marine life, especially for children.

Tickets

Clearwater Marine Aquarium offers general admission tickets, holiday tickets, and admission packages. Each package includes either sea life safaris, dolphin adventures, or discounts. You can invest in animal feeding opportunities and dolphin or shark care experiences. You can even get a picture with one of the dolphins and otters.

Meet the Animals

The aquarium is home to many marine animals including dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays and nurse sharks. Not to mention, Winter, the dolphin who lost her tail and learned to swim with a prosthetic one, lives in the waters of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The movie Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., and Ashley Judd, recounts her life story.

Behind The Scenes Tour

During this tour, visitors can get an inside scoop into the heart of Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s mission of rescue, rehab and release. Throughout the tour, you learn about inspiring animal success stories. Also, watch resident dolphin Nicholas from his underwater habitat through viewing windows. You will get the chance to observe animals experiencing rehabilitation while going through the critical care facility and animal food prep area. Lasting about 45 minutes, each tour allows 10 people and the minimum age is 7 years old.

Dolphin Adventure Tour

On this 90 minute boat adventure, prepare to be a part of the Wild Dolphin Research Program. Take a look into seasonal wildlife while also learning about members of the local dolphin population, ecology, and behavior. As a result, you’ll be able to educate yourself and enjoy the scenery of Clearwater Bay all at once!

Sea Life Safari

The Sea Life Safari at Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a 90-minute scenic eco-boat cruise that takes you around the local estuary. Involve yourself in citizen science and observe data collection. Safari leaders will conduct a “show and tell” onboard of the sea creatures and sand flats found in the bay. Not only will you get to wet your feet, but you can also collect seashells at the local shell island.

Visit the Aquarium

Much like the nature found here at Holiday Springs RV Resort, you and your families can get involved into the nature of marine life. Visit the website and check out all the many deals and opportunities given at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. So don’t wait any longer to partake in this fun adventure and make a reservation at Holidays Springs. Once you’re here, you will have access to a plethora of fun!