The DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, Louisiana is open for self-guided tours from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm seven days a week. You can meet the animals in our aquaria, learn about Louisiana’s marine side with our educational exhibits, climb the observation tower for a bird’s-eye view of the marsh, and birdwatch from our pond boardwalk.

Public groups (more than 10 people) are welcome to schedule a guided tour or a longer trip (including educational activities) into the salt marshes, bays, or island environments near Cocodrie.  Contact our Associate Director of Education and Outreach to learn more and schedule a trip. Click here for information on LUMCON fees and policies.

Customized educational opportunities
Educators and researchers from the DeFelice Marine Center are available as guest speakers to cover a variety of marine science topics. Contact our Director of Education and Outreach to learn more and schedule an expert.


LUMCON regularly hosts events at our DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA and elsewhere.

Upcoming events

LUMCON is not currently planning any public events. Keep up with LUMCON activities through our social media.  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


The events are free, online, and open to the public.  Experts will join you and LUMCON staff members to discuss a wide range of current and emerging topics and issues in marine science that touch the everyday lives of our communities. Guests are experts in their fields with experience in making their topics interesting and accessible for audiences of all ages, with or without a science background. Events in the spring of 2022 will focus on topics at the intersection of innovative technology and marine science.  You can find information on the next event, as well as, future events and links to recordings of past talks and events by this link.


You can support LUMCON by volunteering with our education department, telling teachers about us, spreading the word about your LUMCON experience, or reducing barriers for a student in need. Contact our Director of Education and Outreach to learn more.