Visit the Discovery Center at 552 1st St. in Cedar Key, FL!

Our facility provides an opportunity to teach people of all ages about the conservation and management of natural resources on the Nature Coast.

The Discovery Center houses a number of local species including Red Drum, Cobia, Snook, Sheepshead, and more!

Guided Discovery Days:

During the following Discovery Days, a UF Student or Volunteer will be available to provide talks about the center and facility, along with information on local aquaculture.

Fridays 1 PM to 4 PM

(Jan - April)

Self Guided Discovery Days:

Mondays & Tuesdays 12 PM - 3 PM

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Visitors can explore our public education room on the first floor of the facility in downtown Cedar Key (552 1st St). An Animal ID booklet will be provided as you meet some of our favorite local inhabitants. Species range from the popular sportfish like Red Drum and Spotted Seatrout, to our very own Suwannee River Alligator Snapping Turtle.

Enjoy our other interactive displays as well as an insight into the research happening at NCBS!