Visitor Experiences


Dr. Logger show

Dates/Times

Every Saturday afternoon at 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Logger
Dr. Logger is an educational ambassador for sea turtles. Through an interactive show, Dr. Logger educates the audience on the life of a sea turtle, by addressing various topics: threats, nesting, anatomy, lifestyle, etc. This 30 minute show is for guests of all ages, it’s interactive with the audience and fast-paced.  No pre-registration is required.

Cost
: Free  |  Ages: All

 

Fish Feeding

Dates/Times

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.

Fish Feeding


Stop by our exhibit hall and take a trip through Florida's Coastal Ecosystems. Watch the unique and interesting creatures that inhabit our aquariums.  Learn about different feeding behaviors and food choices as our fish, corals, anemones and much more chow down.  No pre-registration is required.

Cost: Free  |  Ages: All


Hammock Hikes

Dates/Times

(October 24th through May)
Every Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Hamock Hike
Led by an experienced naturalist, our hammock hikes are an excursion through some of Florida’s most precious habitat.  Navigating through the rare coastal hammock and natural dune systems, you will learn the birds in the trees all the way to the grains of sand on the beach. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Guest Services desk in the main lobby.

Cost
: $5, under 3 is free  |  Ages: All


Hatchling Tales

Dates/Times:

(September through May)
Every Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m.

Hatchling Tales
Every Wednesday you can bring your "hatchlings" for ocean inspired stories, crafts, and more! Story times are wonderful opportunities for our youngest audiences to enjoy books, music, and group activities right here at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Hatchling Tales are FREE, open to the public, and no pre-registration is required.

Cost: Free  |  Ages: 0-4


Jr. Veterinary Learning Lab

Dates/Times

Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
Every Saturday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Jr. Vet Lab


The Children’s Research Station presented by the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation exercises science skills in children through an experiential lab. Geared at children ages up to 12, the junior veterinary lab accommodates up to 10 children at a time during daily half hour programs, taking participants from sea turtle rescue to release.

The program features “Dr. Logger,” a trained Loggerhead Marinelife Center volunteer acting as the center’s veterinarian.  The 30 minute program begins when Dr. Logger receives a role-played call on the radio from the beach about a sick and injured sea turtle, igniting immediate excitement in participants. The children come to the aid of a green sea turtle replica and Dr. Logger teaches the group about common injuries and illnesses that affect these endangered animals.



No pre-registration is required, guests are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early to get on the sign-up sheet as space is limited.

Cost: Free  |  Ages: 5+

Mommy & Me Paint!

Dates/Times

(September through May)
Every Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m.

Mommy & Me Paint!
Every Thursday, LMC will be hosting a Mommy and Me painting class.  Bring your little ones to learn all about the fascinating world of sea turtles through discussion and hands-on artifacts.  After that, we will paint our very own sea turtle ceramic to take home and read turtle-inspired stories while they dry.  If your child is into art and sea turtles, this is the perfect class for you! 

Cost: $8 per ceramic  |  Ages: Geared towards 3-5 years old


Public Guided Tours

Dates/Times

Every Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
Every Monday at 2:00 p.m.

Guided Tour
If you've ever wondered about the fish in our tanks or the sea turtle patients in our yard, this is the tour for you! Lasting one hour, an education docent will take you through our exhibit hall and turtle yard and answer all your burning questions.
Registration takes place in the gift shop on the day of the tour.

•    Tours are $7/adult, $5/child under 12, free for children under 3
•    No pre-registration is required
•    Limited to 20 guests

Private Guided Tours

Guided Tour
There is no better way to experience the Loggerhead Marinelife Center than through a private guided tour. Enjoy being escorted through campus by one of our talented guides, going behind the gates of our rehabilitation area to get up close and personal with our sea turtle patients. The guides will discuss sea turtle behavior, morphology, habitats, and conservation as well as answer any questions you might have.

•    Tours are $10/ person with a minimum of 5 people (or $50 for groups smaller than 5)
•    Tour length is one hour
•    Tours are by advance reservation only

To make a reservation or for more information, please contact the programs coordinator at 561-627-8280 ext. 105, or hcampbell@marinelife.org
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EVENING Guided Tours

Dates/Times

Every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Evening Tour
Evening tours are now being offered at LMC! Our newest program offers guests the ultimate experience during an after-hours tour, led by an experienced guide. Light bites and refreshments will be provided as participants are led through our exhibit hall to learn about the different sea turtle species, LMC and our conservation efforts, and a variety of aquaria found in our local marine ecosystems. For the second part of the tour, guests will be brought beyond the gates of our turtle yard for a "meet and greet" with our sea turtle patients.

•    Tours are $10/adult, $5/child under 12, free for children under 3
•    Walk-ins are welcome; however, maximum capacity is 20 people
•    Limited to 20 guests
•    Tour length is one hour

To make a reservation or for more information, please contact the programs coordinator at 561-627-8280 ext. 105, or hcampbell@marinelife.org
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Science for seniors

Dates/Times

(January through May)
View current offerings on our Event Calendar, click here>>

Science For Seniors



Seniors, come out of your shells and enjoy a free lecture by Paul A. Brown, M.D. every Tuesday from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.   Dr. Brown will break each hour-long program into 15 minute increments.  The first part will discuss our health through topics such as nutrition, exercise, social interactions, etc.  The second and third parts will go over turtle specific abilities and cover one of our 5 local species of sea turtles.  The last 15 minutes will highlight a special reptile of the week.

Paul A. Brown M.D is a Harvard/Tufts educated Pathologist who trained at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and then changed the field of laboratory medicine by starting MetPath, now known as Quest Diagnostics.  Dr. Brown has had a life-long interest in reptiles and has been a volunteer here at Loggerhead Marine Life Center for more than four years.

In addition to a riveting lecture, seniors will also receive 10% off their entire gift store purchase.  Whether you’re looking for higher education or a great find for your turtle collection, Tuesdays at LMC have everything you need.

Cost
: Free  |  Ages: All


Turtle Walks

Wednesday Through Saturday Evenings in June and July

Online registration for the 2015 season begins on May 1st.

Turtle WalksWildlife Turtle Walks are amazing experiences that allow our visitors to learn about and observe, the nesting and egg-laying process of sea turtles.  Experienced Loggerhead Marinelife Center scouts will patrol our designated section of Juno Beach searching for turtles while visitors enjoy an informative presentation on the plight of sea turtles, and visit with some of our patients in the outdoor turtle yard.  Once a turtle is found and begins her egg-laying process, the group is then able to join the scouts on the beach to watch this unforgettable experience.



Turtle Walks are $17 per person or $12 per person for our LMC members.  Walk-ins are a flat rate of $20, and a spot is not guaranteed.  All individuals, including children, are required to pay in advance to reserve their spot.  Children must be 6 years or older to attend the walks.  Attendees must be able to walk up to half a mile to attend walks.





We can only accommodate up to 30 people per night and dates fill up quickly.  There is no relationship between sea turtle nesting activity and the phase of the moon, the weather, or the tides.  All scheduled Turtle Walk nights have the same odds of the group seeing a turtle nesting.  There are no refunds on tickets if a turtle is not spotted.

More Turtle Walk information here >>

 
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