Navarre Beach Marine Science Station


Want to dive deeper into marine science in a fun, family-friendly way? Head to 8638 Blue Heron Court for marine-based environmental education offered through special events, workshops, and camps for kids. It all began in 2008 when local marine science students presented a proposal to the Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners asking to turn the empty ranger station into an environmental center.

The station officially opened in 2009 and has hosted thousands of visitors over the years. Here, you can engage in a truly immersive experience with “feet-wet” curriculum suitable for ages three and up. Learn how to become a steward of the land and water with new programs constantly being added. From field experience for children to overnight programs and public open houses, there’s something for everyone.

Come on In, the Water’s Fine

The unique ecosystem of the Panhandle takes center stage here, but there are a variety of programs tackling a number of environmental issues. Oil spills, dune renourishment, creating ethical fishing labs and beach clean ups are all addressed at the station.

Check out the calendar to see the happenings while you’re in Navarre. In town for an extended stay with the little ones? Sign them up for a number of fun classes that are educational and hands-on.