Welcome to Loggerhead Marinelife Center!

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.”

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Upcoming Events

Sep
29
Thu
Fish Feeding @ Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

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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.

Sip, Shop & Support at Harbourside Place @ Harbourside Place
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sep
30
Fri
Public Guided Tour @ Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Public guided tours are offered every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  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 $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

Jr. Vet Kids Lab @ Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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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. Sign-up begins at the facility 30 minutes prior to the program, space is limited.

Oct
1
Sat
Jr. Vet Kids Lab @ Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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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. Sign-up begins at the facility 30 minutes prior to the program, space is limited.

Latest News

  • September 24, 2016 05/29/15 Education at LMC – Inspiring the next generation of ocean conservationists

    When Loggerhead Marinelife Center founder Eleanor Fletcher began teaching children about the importance of sea turtle and ocean conservation from an old home in Loggerhead Park, little did she know her passion for teaching would forever impact the way LMC viewed education. After all, without …

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  • September 23, 2016 05/29/15 10 Photos to Remind You of The Beauty and Grace of Sea Turtles

    With their beauty and grace, sea turtles have warmed the hearts of Loggerhead Marinelife Center guests, volunteers and staff for over 30 years. But, these ancient creatures have been exploring ocean depths for over 100 million years. Known for their resilience, endurance and perseverance, sea …

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  • September 19, 2016 05/29/15 Hidden Heroes of Loggerhead Marinelife Center

    If you’ve been to Loggerhead Marinelife Center, you know how much fun it is to visit with our sea turtle patients, learn about our local ecosystems, and maybe even spend a day in the park behind the center or at the beach after visiting LMC. …

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