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At the Marine Science Center our main goal is rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured turtles and birds. You can see our sea turtle patients from the turtle terrace and get a behind the scenes view through the hospital viewing window...more
My husband and I visited the marine center, it’s a nice place to go see. It doesn’t take very long to look around, the people who work there are eager to share their knowledge of the animals. Cute little gift shop in the building as...More
For someone that stays in Florida and has visited several marine centers this is a cropper. Not much in there at all. I would have preferred to go somewhere else on a hot day. Not much to touch and feel as well. Spend more time...More
The Marine Science Center at Ponce Inlet has a variety of marine life in different settings, including manta rays, which people are permitted to pet. There are fish habitats, turtles, and a viewing window where visitors can watch staff members at work. I saw 2...More
Thanks to the volunteers who were very eager to share what they know about marine wildlife and about the animals they rescued, we learned so much during our afternoon visit !
They told us a lot about the different sea turtles, fish, and many other...More
Recently visited with my granddaughter and they loved it! Great exhibits and the knowledgeable staff take the time to explain and answer any questions. Plus they are doing great things here rehabilitating injured or I'll sea turtles and other marine life.
I regularly take my grandchildren to the Turtle Tots program. They make a craft and learn about marine wildlife. Then we get to walk around and view all of the fish, turtles, sea horses and birds. We've rescued baby birds and brought them there to...More
This is really, as others have said, a working hospital for turtles, and they've put up a family-friendly, compact museum/aquarium around that hospital. It's comfortable and lovely, with interesting information and even a shy octopus in one of the displays. If you're looking for an...More
Just bought a house about 4 blocks from there and went to visit the center. They do have ramps for viewing the birds. And Ramps thru out. Handicap friendly trail. Did not notice if they provide wheelchairs. I really... More
Just bought a house about 4 blocks from there and went to visit the center. They do have ramps for viewing the birds. And Ramps thru out. Handicap friendly trail. Did not notice if they provide wheelchairs. I really doubt it. It’s a nice place to visit. I experienced this year a release of a loggerhead turtle back to the Atlantic that was rehabilitated and it was awesome. They do great things there. Worth the visit.
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I know Saturdays starting around 11am the staff starts feeding all the animals. Usually they get to the rays by noon & will let interested kids feed them, if they are not over stimulated. It's really fun to watch. I think... More
I know Saturdays starting around 11am the staff starts feeding all the animals. Usually they get to the rays by noon & will let interested kids feed them, if they are not over stimulated. It's really fun to watch. I think, but am not sure, they let you feed the rays on Mondays & Wednesdays too, around noon.