Summer Experiences

Visit us during the months of June – September and experience youth, family and adult programming.

A female loggerhead turtle makes her way up the beach looking for a place to lay her eggs on Juno Beach. Every 2-3 years, loggerheads mate in coastal waters and then return to nest on the very same beach where they were hatched, called the "natal" beach.
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Guided Turtle Walks

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. With the approval of State issued permits, experienced Loggerhead Marinelife Center scouts will patrol our designated section of Juno Beach searching for sea turtles while visitors enjoy an informative presentation on the plight of sea turtles and an after-hours experience to view our current patients in our outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital. 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: $22/non-members; $20 members
Ages: 10+
Time: June & July, Tuesdays - Saturdays at 9 p.m.

Program returning in 2022. 

Sunrise Nest Excavation

The Sunrise Nest Excavation program is a unique opportunity for Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) educators to give the public insight into LMC’s research department. With permission from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a permitted staff member will lead guests down onto Juno, Jupiter or Tequesta beaches to discuss the nesting and hatching processes of sea turtles. After an introduction to these processes, guests may have the opportunity to witness a live excavation and create their own data sheets to take home as a memento.

Cost: $18/non-members; $16/members
Ages: 8+
Time: August - September, Daily at 7 a.m.

Program returning in 2022.

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Jr. Research Lab

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 6 children. Register at desired date on our calendar.

Cost: Free
Ages: 5-12
Times: June - September: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.

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Hatchling Releases

The Hatchling Release program at Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a unique experience that allows our visitors to learn about sea turtles and the hatching process. The program begins with an educational lesson about sea turtles and conservation and concludes with a trip to the beach to view hatchlings being released to the ocean by LMC staff.

Cost: $22/non-members; $20/members
Ages: 10+
Time: Daily in August at 8 p.m.

Program returning in 2022.