Experiences : Kid’s Corner
Fletch is Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s huggable and loveable mascot. Fletch loves a good high five, or a low five, and is always looking for an opportunity to play and dance with visitors of all ages. So, don’t be shy when Fletch is around! Fletch is a kid at heart, and is always looking for a hug.
When you visit the Center, don’t forget your camera and a smile! Fletch LOVES to have a picture taken with visitors, for that special Kodak moment.
Fletch loves fun activities, download and play along by clicking “learn more” below.
Dr. Logger is an educational ambassador for sea turtles. Through an interactive show, Dr. Logger and “Bob” the sea turtle educate the audience on the life of a sea turtle, by addressing various topics: threats, nesting, anatomy, lifestyle, etc. This show is for guests of all ages, it’s interactive with the audience and fast-paced. No pre-registration is required.
Time: Sundays at 2pm
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.
Ages: 0 – 5 years
Time: Wednesdays at 10:30am
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.
Ages: Up to 12 years
*No pre-registration is required. Sign-up begins at the facility 30 minutes prior to the program, space is limited.
Junior Veterinary Lab accommodates up to 10 children in a 30 minute program, educating children on the process from sea turtle rescue to release. Jr. Vets 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.
Ages: 6 – 12
Time: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 3:30pm; Saturdays at 11am, 1pm & 2pm
The Mommy & Me Paint! program is offered each Thursday morning during the winter season at 10:30am and designed to 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 ceramic turtles and their new sea turtle knowledge.
Cost: $8/painter; $15 sibling discount for two painters
Ages: 3 – 5
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am