Experiences : Summer Programming
Visit us during the months of June – September and experience youth, family and adult programming.
Summer brings our favorite time of year – peak nesting season! We are excited for what is becoming a very busy year, and we have developed three programs to share that excitement with you: Turtle Walks, Biologist Beach Walks and Hatchling Releases. Join us on one (or all!) of our summer beach programs to bring you and your family closer to the nesting action on our very own beaches.
Ages: Geared towards 8+
Join us in one of our Hatchling Feeding programs where guests are able to prepare the food for our hatchlings and assist the rehabilitation team with data collection of the hatchlings in our care. The program starts with a presentation about sea turtles and the hatchling journey, followed by preparation of hatchling before feeding time. You will have the opportunity to observe the hatchlings feeding and foraging behavior and record data on who is eating and how much.
Cost: $15 per person
Time: Sundays 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
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 1 p.m.
Our Guided Tour program is designed to offer guests a more comprehensive experience on campus. During this 1 hour program, an education docent leads registered guests through the Exhibit Hall and Turtle Yard, touching on topics such as conservation efforts, LMC history, and the current conditions of our patients.
Time: Monday through Friday @ 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday @ noon and 2 p.m.
Our Guided Tour programs are designed to offer guests a more comprehensive experience on campus. During the 1 hour program, an education docent will lead registered guests through the Exhibit Hall and Turtle Yard, touching on topics such as conservation efforts, LMC history, and the current conditions of our patients. Enjoy being escorted through campus and going behind the gates of our outdoor sea turtle hospital to get up close and personal with our patients. On just Tuesdays we offer a special edition of this tour with behind the scenes access into our indoor sea turtle hospital! Register for your desired date on our calendar at marinelife.org/calendar
Cost: Starting at $15/adult (Includes light bites & beverages)
Ages: 8 and up
Guided Tour – Hospital Edition: Tuesdays
Guided Tour: Wednesday – Saturday
Times: May – 5:30 p.m., June to August – 6 p.m.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s summer camp programs are interactive, educational and stimulating. Each camp is geared towards children ages 6* through 17. Students participating in the Jr. Marine Biologist summer camp program will gain an understanding of various nature-related topics such as (but not limited to) ecology and marine biology, with an emphasis on conservation.
Cost: Starting at $175
Ages: 6*-17 years
*Must have completed Kindergarten prior to registration
Children come to the aid of sea turtle hatchlings as junior researchers learn about the nesting process and hatchling care at
Loggerhead Marinelife Center in this 30 minute program. Children will perform a mock excavation and learn about why
long term data collection is important to sea turtle conservation and will release their hatchlings out to sea. Program
limited to 10 children. Registration takes place 30 minutes prior and is given on a first come, first serve basis.
Ages: 5 – 12
*No pre-registration is required. Sign-up begins at the facility 30 minutes prior to the program, space is limited.
In partnership with Jupiter Dive Center, this Sea Turtle Awareness Distinctive Specialty course introduces SCUBA divers to basic sea turtle identification and conservation. Students will be given the knowledge and skills needed to identify sea turtles and record sightings as well as the decline in sea turtle populations, importance of sea turtles to marine biodiversity and what you can do aid in marine conservation.
Ages: Limited to PADI Open Water or higher level certified divers
Sign-up: Call 561-745-7807 to reserve your spot
Serving the World’s Imperiled Marine life (SWIM). Our destination eco tour programs make travel look (do) good! Travel with LMC staff to global destinations and take an active role in global conservation efforts to help minimize the effects of human impacts on marine life. Guests will explore diverse ecosystems while learning about threatened and endangered marine life and their ecological importance in local communities and our world ocean. Destinations include Nicaragua and Maui, Hawai’i.
Turtle Talk is an interactive way to engage visitors 8 years and older in a lecture style program and tour. The program will be 30 minutes and is designed to educate young adults and adults about sea turtle biology, ecology, and conservation.
The presentation will be 20 minutes followed by 5 minutes in the Rinker Breezeway to discuss the Rescue to Release wall and 5 minutes outside of the Hospital to discuss sea turtle rehabilitation. The program will be free to the public. The program will run every Sunday year round. The program will begin at 10:30am and conclude at 11:00am.
Ages: Geared towards 8+
Time: Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Participants will learn basic techniques for fishing from both a beach and a fishing pier including knot tying, casting, species identification, and proper release protocols. In addition to fishing skills, participants will learn to be ethical anglers and discover how to reduce their impact on marine life including sea turtles and shore birds.
Time: Every Saturday of the month from 9 – 11 a.m.
To book visit the date you would like to attend on our event calendar and sign-up.
For more information or to schedule a program, please contact:
Education Administrator: 561-627-8280, ext. 119