Visitor Experiences

Winter Programming (October – April)

Astronomy Nights

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Astronomy Nights Program
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 environment. The night will begin with a seminar led by the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches, featuring highlights of the current night sky and end with a peer through powerful telescopes and binoculars to get a closer look.

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

 

Coastal Explorers

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Coastal Explorer Program

Have an aspiring scientist on your hands? Apply for our FREE* Coastal Explorers program where they will receive hands-on experience in the marine sciences. Upon the completion of this two-part series Coastal Explorers workshop, participants will receive a Coastal Explorer Certification from Loggerhead Marinelife Center. *Scholarship application required.

Cost: FREE – Apply at www.marinelife.org/explorer  |  Ages: Geared towards 10-13

 

 

Eco Tours

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The Eco Tour programs are designed to educate participants on the beauty of Florida’s coastal ecosystems on a naturalist-led tour outdoors. The Eco Tour programs may include:

Hammock Hikes

Every Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. (October – April)
Hammock Hike Program

Led by an experienced naturalist, our hammock hikes are an excursion through some of Florida’s most precious habitat. Navigating through the rare coastal hammock and natural dune systems, you will learn the birds in the trees all the way to the grains of sand on the beach. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Guest Services desk in the main lobby.

Cost: $5, under 3 is free | Ages: Geared towards 12+

 

 

Living Beaches

Every Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. (October – April)
Living Beaches Program
Join Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff and discover just how alive our beaches are with an interactive presentation and backyard beach expedition. Over this hour-long course, we will discuss the common residents of Florida’s coastal ecosystems and discover how these curious creatures make their long journey from the ocean to our beautiful beaches.

Cost: $5, under 3 is free | Ages: Geared towards 12+

Eco tours provide guests with a hands-on learning experience, creating a lasting impression, connecting them with their environment and emphasizing the importance of protecting it.

 

Hatchling Tales

Every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. (October – April)
Hatchling Tales Story Time
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

 

 

Mommy & Me Paint!

Every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. (October – April)
Mommy & Me Paint
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 turtles and their new sea turtle knowledge.

Cost: $8 Painter; $12 for two painters | Ages: Geared towards 3+

 

 

Science for Seniors

Every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (January – May)
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Science for SeniorsDr. Brown will cover everything from sea turtle biology to your biology and health. These 1-hour lectures are offered every Tuesday beginning at 2pm and topics vary each week in a four-part cycle. Attend all four sessions to receive your free graduation gift and a tour inside our sea turtle hospital! Dr. Brown graduated from Harvard College, Tufts University School of Medicine and is an accomplished author. 

Paul A. Brown, M.D.  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: Geared towards 65+

 

Turtle Talk

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (October – April)
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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 from October until April. The program will begin at 10:30am and conclude at 11:00am.

No pre-registration is required.
Contact: Sue Thompson at sthompson@marinelife.org

Cost: Free | Ages: Geared towards 8+

 

Summer Programming (June – September)

Evening Turtle Walks (June & July)

Online registration for the 2017 season begins on Monday, May 1st at 10:00 a.m.

A Turtle Walk is a unique program that allows our visitors to learn about, and observe, the nesting and egg-laying process of sea turtles. Visitors will enjoy an informative presentation on the plight of sea turtles, and take an exclusive, behind-the-gate tour to meet our patients. Once a loggerhead sea turtle is found and begins her egg-laying process, the group is then led down to the beach to witness this unforgettable experience.

Cost: $17 non-members, $12 members | Ages: 8+

More Turtle Walk information here >>

Fish I.D. Program

Every other Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
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Fish ID Program
Would you like to learn more about the fish you encounter off the coast of Florida? Join us for a fish ID presentation at Loggerhead Marinelife Center where you will learn about the morphology and behavior of common south Florida reef fish to help you identify these species out in their natural habitat! If you plan on snorkeling in the local area, this is a great course to prepare you to start fish ID in the wild.

Pre-registration is required. To book a spot or for more information, please contact Kate Ufford at 561-627-8280 ext. 119 or sthompson@marinelife.org

Cost: $5 per person | Ages: Geared towards 12+

 

Jr. Marine Biologist Summer Camp

Monday – Friday – 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. (June, July & August)
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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. Camp hours are Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Late pick-up (5:00 p.m.) is available for an additional fee.

Cost: Beginning at $180/week | Ages: 6+ (*Must have completed Kindergarten)

 

 

Kid’s Fishing Program

First and second Saturday of every month at 8:00 a.m.
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Participants will learn basic fishing techniques including knot tying, casting, species identification, and proper release protocols. In addition to fishing skills, participants will learn to be ethical anglers. Limited space available. Email sthompson@marinelife.org to register.

Cost: $10 angler | Ages: 8+

 

 

 

Hatchling Releases (August)

7 Days/week at 8:00 p.m.
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Hatchling Release Program
The Hatchling Release program enables guests to witness newly hatched sea turtles take their first crawl back to sea. During the program, guests will enjoy an evening tour of our Turtle Yard to see current hatchlings undergoing rehabilitation, learn about hatchling strengths and challenges, and join LMC permitted staff members in releasing the most recent sea turtles to be excavated by our trained and permitted research staff back to sea.

Cost: $17 non-members, $12 members | Ages: 8+

 

Year-round programming

Boy Scout Program


Our Boy Scout program caters to both Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts on varied merit levels. During this 1 ½ hour program, scouts will learn about the biology of sea turtles, the challenges they face, and current conservation efforts as well as have a first-hand look at our current patients. The Boy Scout programs are as follows:
• Reptile & Amphibian Patch (Merit Scouts)
• Wildlife Conservation Beltloop (Cub Scouts)
• Advanced Booking Required, contact: sthompson@marinelife.org

Cost: $8/Scout; 10 scout minimum | Ages: All

 

Dr. Logger Show

Every Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Logger Show
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

 

 

Fish Feeding

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Fish feedings occur every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout the year. Guests are led on a virtual journey down the Loxahatchee River system, exploring four vital coastal ecosystems along the way. This program encompasses species identification and and introduction of Florida’s coastal ecology.

Cost: Free | Ages: All

 

 

Girl Scout Program


Our Girl Scout program caters to Girl Scouts on varied merit badge levels. During this 1 ½ hour program, scouts will learn about the biology of sea turtles, the challenges they face, and current conservation efforts as well as have a first-hand look at our current patients. The Girl Scout programs are as follows:

• Girl Scouts Love Sea Turtles (GSSEF)
• Advanced Booking Required, contact: sthompson@marinelife.org

Cost: $8/Scout; 10 scout minimum | Ages: All

 

Guided tours

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. Guided tour programs include:

Public Guided Tours

Every Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 2:00 p.m.

If you’ve ever wondered about the fish in our tanks or the sea turtle patients in our yard, this is the tour for you! Lasting one hour, an education docent will take you through our exhibit hall and turtle yard and answer all your burning questions.
Registration takes place in the gift shop on the day of the tour.

• Tours are $7/adult, $5/child under 12, free for children under 3
• No pre-registration is required
• Limited to 15 guests

 

 

Private Guided Tours


There is no better way to experience the Loggerhead Marinelife Center than through a private guided tour. Enjoy being escorted through campus by one of our talented guides, going behind the gates of our rehabilitation area to get up close and personal with our sea turtle patients. The guides will discuss sea turtle behavior, morphology, habitats, and conservation as well as answer any questions you might have.

• Tours are $10/ person with a minimum of 5 people (or $50 for groups smaller than 5)
• Tour length is one hour
• Tours are by advance reservation only
• Limited to 15 guests

To make a reservation or for more information, please contact the education administrator at 561-627-8280 ext. 119, or sthompson@marinelife.org

 

Private Evening Guided Tours

Dates/Times: Booked based on availability by advance reservation.

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 ($100 minimum)
• Limited to 15 guests
• Tour length is one hour

To make a reservation or for more information, please contact the education administrator at 561-627-8280 ext. 119, or sthompson@marinelife.org

 

Private Fishing Lessons

Seven days a week based on availability.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Juno Beach Pier staff are now offering Private Fishing Lessons for adults and kids, ages 8+! If you would like to learn fishing techniques and how you can help protect and restore the marine environment from expert anglers.

One-hour lessons are offered 7 days a week and scheduled based on availability.
Maximum 3 anglers per lesson. Advanced registration required.

Cost: $20 per angler (with own gear); $30 per angler (rental gear included) | Ages: 8+

Please contact Sue Thompson at sthompson@marinelife.org to register.

 

Skype Virtual Private Tours

Dates/Times: Scheduled to accommodate your schedule Cost $50/up to 10 people – By advance reservation only.
To make a reservation or for more information, please contact the education administrator at 561-627-8280 ext. 119, or sthompson@marinelife.org.

 

Jr. Vet Learning Lab

Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
Every Saturday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The Children’s Research Station presented by the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation exercises science skills in children through an experiential lab. Junior Veterinary Lab accommodates up to 10 children in a 30 minute program, taking participants from sea turtle rescue to release. 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, guests are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early to get on the sign-up sheet as space is limited.

Cost: Free | Ages: Geared towards 5+