Spend the night with sea turtles this January 26


Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is launching its first-ever Sea Turtle Sleepover on Saturday, Jan. 26.

LMC’s Sea Turtle Sleepover is an exclusive nighttime program for children between the ages of 8-12, that includes a tour of LMC’s Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital, activities for aspiring scientists, movie time, snacks and pizza, and concludes with a little shuteye among the aquariums.

“We are very excited to offer this immersive experience for children who are interested in sea turtles and ocean conservation,” said Caroline Tapley, science educator at LMC.

The Sea Turtle Sleepover is a drop-off, sleep away program, and parent/chaperone attendance is optional. If a parent/chaperone chooses to attend, their attendance is required for the duration of the program. Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages, however LMC requests that all beverages be in reusable containers.

The program cost is $45 per child. Parent/chaperone attendance is optional, however, it is an additional $10 for each adult who attends. Participants should arrive at the Center at 7 p.m., and the program ends at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. LMC staff and security will be on site for the duration of the program.

Sea Turtle Sleepover Highlights:

  • Bioluminescence Lab in our Outdoor Learning Lab
  • Tour to meet LMC’s sea turtle patients and scavenger hunt
  • Pizza, snacks, and a light breakfast
  • Ocean-themed movie

For questions, contact Sue Thompson, assistant education manager, at sthompson@marinelife.org. To learn more and to register, visit marinelife.org/sleepover.


About Loggerhead Marinelife Center:

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 350,000 guests free-of-charge each year. The Center’s conservation team works with 76 local and international organizations across six continents to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best practices that are core to its mission of ocean conservation. The Center is expanding and has launched its Waves of Progress capital expansion campaign, designed to accelerate and amplify LMC’s conservation and education impact. When complete, the facility will offer one of the world’s most advanced and unique experiences for guests and scientific partners. For more information, visit marinelife.org or call (561) 627-8280.