Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is one of Florida’s most unique non-profit cultural destinations focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation.
Our vision is, “to be recognized locally and internationally as the leading authority in sea turtle education, research, and rehabilitation.”
Click here to learn more about the programs we are deploying and what you can do to help.
Juno, Jupiter-Carlin & Tequesta Beaches
Leatherbacks: 97 Nests
Loggerheads: 11,184 Nests
Green Turtles: 7,808 Nests
Each year the LMC hospital team and volunteers treat nearly 100 sea turtles and 1,000 hatchlings at our ocean-side facility.
The Mommy & Me Paint! program is offered each Tuesday and Thursday morning during the winter season at 10:30am and designed to allow introduce basic sea turtle conservation and biology to young children. The program begins with a brief ocean-themed story and includes a hands-on biofact lesson following a painting activity. Participants have an opportunity to take home their painted turtles and their new sea turtle knowledge.
Cost: $8 Painter; $15 for two painters | Ages: Geared towards 3+
Public guided tours are offered seven days a week. 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. Sign-in at the Guest Services desk in the main lobby.
• Tours are $8 per adult / $5 per child under 12
(Children under 3 are Free!)
• No pre-registration is required
• Nonrefundable within 30 days
• Limited to 15 guests due to space constraints
• One hour in length
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.
This program is FREE and all guests are welcome to attend.
Evening private 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 $20/adult, $12/child under 12, free for children under 3
• Advance reservation required, limited to 20 guests
• Tour length is one hour
Our Hatchling Tales program is geared towards toddlers with a natural curiosity for marine life and sea turtles. In this free, ocean-inspired program, children will enjoy an ocean-themed story coupled with a themed craft to create and take home. This program is designed to cater to young families in the community by offering a new story and craft each session, encouraging frequent visits and support.
Cost: Free | Ages: Geared towards 0-5
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