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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.

The Archbold Biological Station is located about 9 miles from Paradise Village. The station is is one of the most renowned in the world and is dedicated to long-term ecological research. It is part of the global effort to understand, interpret and preserve the world’s natural heritage. Ranging from the pristine, ancient sand dunes of the Lake Wales Ridge to the waters, wetlands, and wildlife of the vast open ranch-lands, the health of the headwaters affects millions of Floridians. The Archbold Biological Station is one of the most important in America, and its scientists fight to build a sustainable future for Florida.

Data

Archbold manages and distributes a wide range of climatologic, hydrologic, atmospheric, and biotic research that detects global trends. Their long-term goal is to have comprehensive metadata/data from monitoring and research programs available over the Internet. Archbold has comprehensive species lists for many plants and animals, and holding lists for the biological collection.

Land Management

Archbold Biological Station manages about 8,600 acres of land in south-central Florida. The 5,000-acre Station property is preserved as a matrix of pristine native habitats, including oak and rosemary scrubs, sandhills, pine flatwoods, cutthroat seeps and seasonal wetlands. The other 3,600-acres contain both natural areas and extensive cattle pastures.

Education

Another dedication of Archbold Biological Station is sharing its knowledge and habitat with students of many ages. From as young as third grade through continuing adults, the Station provides environmental education opportunities. There are four daily programs presented by the teacher and developed by Archbold, followed by a full-day visit to the Station. More than 1,300 children participate in this program annually. The Station also conducts a summer day camp,, for children (ages 7-12).

Visit Today

Paradise Village is only a 15 minute drive from this historic attraction. Whether you love nature, conservation, science, history or living green, visiting Archbold is a great way to learn, relax, and enjoy a unique atmosphere. You can sign in by completing the Release of Liability form at the Welcome Office or pick up a brochure or nature trail guidebook to begin your adventure.