Lyonia Environmental Center

Photo of the LEC galleryLyonia Environmental Center (LEC) provides visitors with a unique insight into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems. The center promotes an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces.

It is also the gateway to Lyonia Preserve, a 360-acre scrub habitat that is home to nearly 100 Florida scrub jays, more than 150 gopher tortoise, and many other species that thrive in this arid ecosystem.


The Lyonia Environmental Center occupies 4,000 square feet of the Deltona Regional Library complex. The LEC includes:

  • Hands-on displays and innovative computer-based learning modules that showcase the incredible environment around us and the role each person can play in conservation
  • Dr. Alice E. Cross Environmental Classrooms
  • Exhibition space 
  • An outdoor amphitheater next to the library offers a space for community gatherings and educational instruction.

Educational programs are offered in the classrooms and in Lyonia Preserve.

Learning has never been so much fun!

It's easy being green!
In keeping with Volusia County’s commitment to the environment, the Deltona Regional Library, Lyonia Environmental Center and Deltona Amphitheater were built using green building standards and practices. Click here to learn more about the complex's green elements.

Become a volunteer!
Volunteers are needed to assist with educational programs, guided hikes, and staff special events. Other volunteer opportunities include developing program content, creating educational materials, and participating in outreach programs. Click here to complete a volunteer application today. Be sure to check the LEC as one of your fields of interest!

 Photo of child interacting with manatee exhibitHours of operation
 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday
 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

 More information
 For additional information, please contact
 Sandy Falcon at or 
 386-789-7207, ext. 21025.

 We look forward to seeing you at the LEC!

Lyonia Environmental Center
2150 Eustace Ave.
Deltona, FL 32725

Phone: 386-789-7207

For additional information, please contact:
Sandy Falcon
Ext. 21025