Lyonia Environmental Center – Where learning comes naturally
Lyonia Environmental Center offers a unique insight into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems. Visitors can learn about the charismatic Florida scrub jay, see how sinkholes are formed, and hear the sounds of a manatee. Visitors can also meet our live animal ambassadors and take a stroll through our native landscaping. Lyonia Environmental Center is designed for all to learn about Volusia County’s natural heritage.
The hands-on education programs at the LEC focus on scrub habitat and local ecosystems while promoting environmental stewardship. The center offers scout badge programs and curriculum-based programs for school groups and home-school students. Programs are offered in Lyonia Preserve, a 36o-acre scrub habitat adjacent to the LEC. Bird-watching, signs of wildlife and GPS navigation are just a few of the fun, educational programs that take place every day! LEC employees also offer numerous community outreach programs.
Admission is free
While visiting the center, be sure to make time to hike in Lyonia Preserve. The preserve has 3.5 miles of sugar-sand hiking trails and is open from sunrise to sunset. Be sure to browse through our nature-based gift shop.
Lyonia Environmental Center is open seven days a week and is part of the Deltona Regional library complex at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.
From Daytona Beach, take I-4 west toward Orlando. Drive 18.3 miles and take exit 114. Drive east on FL-472, which becomes CR-4145/Howland Boulevard.
Turn right onto Providence Boulevard, then right on Eustace Avenue.
9 a.m. to 5:30p.m. Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday
For program information and updates on what’s happening at Lyonia Environmental Center; visit lyoniapreserve.com or call 386-789-7207, ext. 21025.
Learn about the relationship between scrub habitat and the springs, river and ocean. Visit with our animal ambassadors.