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


LUMCON’s Science Talk Series is a free lecture series open to the public that provides a wide range of current and emerging topics and issues in marine science that touch the everyday lives of our communities. Speakers are experts in their fields from LUMCON and our Louisiana consortium member institutions with experience in making their topics interesting and accessible for audiences of all ages, with or without a science background.

Join us every Thursday evening for a new and exciting topic. Currently all the talks will be streamed live events. Each talk is 30-40 minutes with time to interact with the speaker. If you miss a talk, no need to worry, each event will be recorded so you can watch whenever it fits your schedule. You can find information on this week’s talk, as well as, future talks and links to recordings of past talks 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.