For 2020, Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is pausing its signature family-friendly event, TurtleFest, which was originally scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020. “We have decided to pause our beloved TurtleFest 2020 event due to the progress we are making with our campus expansion,” said Jack E. Lighton LMC’s President and CEO. “Although our campus is open during construction and welcomes several thousands of students and guests, we are not able to provide the desired level of experience to our the 10,000 to 15,000 sea turtle loving guests that attend TurtleFest.”
“Our passionate staff and volunteers are eager to introduce the community to the most unique sea turtle patients on our planet. With plenty of free parking and free admission seven-days-a-week, there is always something new and exciting to see during your visit” We thank everyone for their support and look forward to hosting the most exciting TurtleFest to-date at TurtleFest 2021!” The Center has launched its countdown to TurtleFest 2021 with an official countdown clock. TurtleFest 2021, scheduled for March 13, 2021, will serve as the public celebration of the Center’s expanded campus.
We invite our global community to participate in ‘TurtleFest Every-Day” here at our ocean-side campus and will roll out a series of fun and engaging events through the winter, spring, and summer months that offer unique and rewarding reasons to visit our campus. To sign up for alerts for our upcoming series of events please visit, marinelife.org/blog.
Our Waves Of Progress expansion campaign will accelerate and amplify the Center’s mission. In 2021, guests at the expanded campus will be greeted by:
- Double the capacity of our sea turtle hospital
- Six-times the amount of our current educational spaces
- An awe-inspiring marine life gallery
- Innovative exhibits with a focus on clean water and the world’s ocean ecosystems
- Majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the new ocean view Skydeck and ocean view cafe
- An expanded shopping experience
- New innovative events and symposiums hosted in our new theatre and new ocean conservation wing
For more information and to become involved in our Waves of Progress expansion campaign, please visit: marinelife.org/expansion. We thank everyone for their tremendous support and helping us make even more, Waves Of Progress, we hope to visit with you on campus soon.