Experiences : Winter Programming

Visit us during the months of October – May and experience youth, family and adult programming.


Our Astronomy Nights program is offered once a month based on the activity of the night sky. Aside from learning about the stars and planets, this program also touches on light pollution and sky glow, encouraging guests to increase their awareness of their impact on the night sky. The night will begin with a seminar led by the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and end with a peer through powerful telescopes and binoculars to get a closer look.

Cost: $10 adults, $5 children
Ages: Geared towards 8+

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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.

Cost: Free
Ages: All
Time: Sundays at 2pm

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Our Eco-programs are designed to guide participants through the beauty of Florida’s coastal ecosystems on a naturalist-led tour outdoors. On our various programs, guests can explore our dynamic local beaches, dunes, coastal uplands and waterways as well as destinations abroad through our destination eco tours. Eco programming includes Hammock Hikes, Living Beaches, Eco-Adventure Series and Serving the World’s Imperiled Marinelife (SWIM).

Cost: Varies
Ages: Varies

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Our Summer Programming Showcase event welcomes guests to celebrate the return of our popular summer programs and we need you to help us kick off the season! Our regularly scheduled summer programs occur June – September but will be jam-packed in one day and offered for free. Get exclusive discounts on our night-time beach programs and walk through our summer camp room to check out what it’s like to be a Junior Marine Biologist!

Cost: Free
Ages: All
Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 3pm

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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.

Cost: Varies
Ages: All
Time: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 2pm
Sundays at 12pm

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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: 0 – 5 years
Time: Wednesdays at 10:30am

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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.

Cost: Free
Ages: 6 – 12
Time: Wednesdays & Fridays at 3:30pm; Saturdays at 11am, 1pm & 2pm

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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; $12 sibling discount for two painters
Ages: 3 – 5
Time: Thursdays at 10:30am

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Paul A.Brown, M.D will cover everything from sea turtle biology to your biology and health during these 1-hour lectures. Attend all four sessions to receive your free graduation gift and a tour inside our sea turtle hospital! Dr. Brown is a Harvard/Tufts educated pathologist who trained at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and then transformed the field of laboratory medicine by founding MetPath, now known as Quest Diagnostics.

Cost: Free
Ages: 55+
Time: Tuesdays at 2pm

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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.

Cost: Free
Ages: Geared towards 8+
Contact: Sue Thompson at: sthompson@marinelife.org

 


The annual seasonal Seminar  Series invites guests to enjoy an after-hours lecture from a guest speaker on current and relevant marine science topics. Each seminar will highlight the knowledge and work of distinguished speakers from education, rehabilitation, research and conservation aspects of marine science. No pre-registration required. Light bites and refreshments included.

Cost: Free
Ages: All
Time: Wednesdays in February at 6pm

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For more information or to schedule a program, please contact:
Education Administrator: 561-627-8280, ext. 119
sthompson@marinelife.org