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


eco-tours

Dates/Times

This is a seasonal program that will resume in the Fall.
View more information on our ECO Tours page, click here>>

Eco Tours Logo
Loggerhead Marinelife Center is branching out!  As stewards of the ocean, LMC will be teaching our guests all about marine conservation...while they experience it.  Throughout the year, the center will be hosting eco tours that focus on sea turtle conservation, marine ecology and local ecosystems. 

Beginning this summer, visitors can experience paddle tours through mangrove channels and seagrass beds as well as our Project Aware class that teaches participants all about sea turtles, including how to identify the different species while diving.

Looking for something outdoors and fun for a staff retreat or meet-up group? Loggerhead Marinelife Center's Eco tours are now available by request for groups of 10 or more! For more information, please contact Hannah Campbell, Programs Coordinator at hcampbell@marinelife.org.

•  Minimum 10 guests per tour; maximum 15 guests per tour.
•  $35 per person, incl. board rental, life jacket, and safety whistle.
•  Booking dependent on tides and inclement weather.

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


Fish I.D.

Dates/Times

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Fish ID
One fish, two fish, red fish…parrot fish?  Do you love to dive or snorkel off the coast of Florida and want to know more about the elusive creatures you might see?  Come to our Fish ID class to learn about body characteristics and behaviors of local reef fish that will help you identify these animals out in the wild.  This program is geared toward an older crowd but everyone is welcome.

Cost
: Free  |  Ages: All (adult-oriented)


Hammock Hikes

Dates/Times

This is a seasonal program that will resume in the Fall.
View current programs on our Event Calendar, click here>>

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: Hatchling Tales will return in September, No summer program.

(September through May)
Every Wednesday morning at 10:30 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)
View current programs on our Event Calendar, click here>>

Mommy & Me Paint!
Every other 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.

Bird Brains
If you’ve ever wondered about the fish in our tanks or the turtle patients in our yard, this is the tour for you.  Lasting an hour, these tours are led by educational docents who will answer all your burning questions. Registration takes place from 11 a.m. - noon at the Guest Services desk in the main lobby.

•    Tours are $7 per adult / $5 per child under 12, children under 3 are Free!
•    No pre-registration is required
•    Limited to 20 guests due to space constraints
•    One hour in length

Private Guided Tours

Bird Brains
There is no better way to experience the Loggerhead Marinelife Center than by booking a private guided tour.  Enjoy being escorted through our campus by one of our talented guides, going behind the gates of our turtle rehabilitation area, and getting up close to our sea turtle patients.  The guides will discuss sea turtle behavior, morphology, habitats, conservation, and will entertain any questions you may have.

•    Tours require a minimum of 5 paid participants or $50 in total for groups smaller than 5.
      Price is $10/person, children under 3 are Free!
•    By advanced reservation only
•    One hour in length

Our guided tours offer an extensive look into the world of sea turtles and other marine life.  The guides will discuss sea turtle behavior, morphology, habitats, etc.  We are happy to tailor our tours to fit your needs! Our education team will design a customized tour for you. The following area highlights may be included in your tour depending on circumstance, weather, and other factors.

Exhibit Hall - Our up front exhibit hall is hands-on and informative with native salt water tanks and a replica of Archelon, the largest sea turtle to ever live.

Education Room - The education room is great for groups to see, up close, actual specimens of the five species of turtles that inhabit the waters off the Florida Coast along with a short talk about the differences between each.

Sea Turtle Yard - The turtle yard offers a front row opportunity for the students to see our rehab patients and learn a little about what brought them to the facility and their prognosis.

Beach - A quick trip to one of the most prolific loggerhead nesting beaches in the world - right in our back yard! Your guide will highlight this and other topics discussed during your trip.  With any luck, we may be able to spot a nest location and figure out what species of sea turtle left the tracks leading up to it.

To Make a Reservation for Your Tour, please contact the Programs Coordinator at: 561-627-8280 ext. 105, or hcampbell@marinelife.org.


Seasonal science series

Dates/Times

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Science Series
Feed your craving for all things science at Loggerhead Marinelife Center's free Seasonal Science Lecture Series! Leaders of research in fields such as aquaculture, herpetology, ornithology, and many more are featured at our weekly lectures throughout the year. Guests will enjoy light bites & refreshments and all ages are welcome. Lectures typically last an hour with an open floor Q&A with the speaker to conclude the evening.

For a schedule of upcoming lectures at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, please visit the LMC events calendar here (www.marinelife.org/calendar). For further information or to request to participate in our series, please contact Hannah Campbell, Programs Coordinator at hcampbell@marinelife.org.

Cost
: Free  |  Ages: Adult oriented


Science for seniors

Dates/Times

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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


Turtle Walks for the remainder of the summer are sold out. Thank you to everyone that supported LMC by participating in this year's program. We do not have a waiting list at this time, we will occasionally have a last-minute cancellation or no-show. You are welcome to come to campus at 9 p.m. Walk-ins are a flat rate of $20, and a spot is not guaranteed.

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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