Experience the beach like never before, at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Every year, March 1 through October 31 marks
sea turtle nesting season in Palm Beach County.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC), a
nonprofi t sea turtle hospital and ocean conservation
hub, is the perfect place to learn
about these magnifi cent sea creatures nesting
on our shores. The organization, founded in
1983, off ers various exciting educational programs
and events perfect for local or vacationing
LMC is located on one of the most densely
populated sea turtle nesting beaches in the
world. Last year, the Center’s biologists
documented over 11,900 nests on the 9.5-
mile stretch of beach they monitor. This
makes it a prime location to study and learn
about the local sea turtle populations or
attend one of LMC’s annual events.
There is no better way to experience Loggerhead
Marinelife Center than through a
public or private guided tour. Guests are
escorted through the Center by one of LMC’s
talented guides, going behind the gates of
the Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital and getting
up-close with LMC’s sea turtle patients.
For a fun morning activity on the beach
while also giving back to the environment,
participate in one of the Blue Friends Beach
Cleanups, which take place the second
Saturday of every month on Juno Beach,
behind LMC. Following one hour of cleaning
the beach, join LMC for a light breakfast on
the back deck.
Those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience,
can sign up for an evening guided Turtle
gate tour to meet LMC’s patients. Once a
loggerhead sea turtle is found on the beach
and begins her egg-laying process, the group
is led to witness this unforgettable experience.
Turtle Walks begin in June with online registration
opening on May 1.
Of course, there’s also Run 4 The Sea, on
Saturday, June 15. This is an ocean conservation
themed annual running event that
features a four-mile race for adults and a fun
one-mile run for kids, on a course that takes
runners along Ocean Drive, just a breeze
away from the Atlantic Ocean. After the race,
guests can attend the post-race festival,
which is fun for the entire family. Sign up and
join the over 750 people who participate every
For those spending a little more time in the
Sunshine State, LMC’s Junior Marine Biologist
Summer Camps give kids, ages 6-17,
the opportunity to explore Florida’s coastal
ecosystems and enjoy hands-on science activities.
Camp dates begin in June.
Whether you’re local or visiting, LMC’s programs
and events are the perfect way to turn
a memory into a lasting impression and inspiration
for ocean conservation.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a nonprofi t
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
The Center’s conservation team works with
more than 80 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 off er one of the world’s most advanced
and unique experiences for guests
and scientifi c partners.
For more information, visit marinelife.org or
call (561) 627-8280.
Walk – where guests can witness a nesting
loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs! Visitors
enjoy an informative presentation on the
plight of sea turtles, and take a behind-the-
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