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

Admission is always free!


Photo of Scrub Jay Central displayLyonia Environmental Center occupies 4,000 square feet of the Deltona Regional Library complex, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. 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
  • Exhibition space 
  • Dr. Alice E. Cross Environmental Classrooms

An outdoor amphitheater next to the library offers a space for community gatherings and educational instruction.

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. 

Educational programs

Educational programs - including school field trips, scout programs, group tours and day camps - are offered in the LEC classrooms and Lyonia Preserve.

Click here to view our upcoming public programs.

Learning comes naturally at the LEC! 

Hours 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!

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