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February Vacation Week Activities

We'll have lots of hands on activities during February Vacation Week!Join the National Marine Life Center this February Vacation Week for a variety of fun and educational ocean activities! We’ll be open February 14–22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Our education programs include Little Flippers Club, Marine Animal Medical Mystery, a brand new program called Endangered Species Exploration, and Patient Update. Programs run Monday through Saturday, with a different theme daily. For program details, see below.

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11:00 A.M. ~ LITTLE FLIPPERS CLUB: Join us for a marine animal-themed story time and craft project! Different themes every day (see below). All ages welcome; most suitable for children ages 3-8. Children must be supervised. Program lasts 45-60 minutes.
COST: Members $3/child/program; Non-members $5/child/program.

12:00 P.M. ~ PATIENT UPDATE: Learn the stories of the marine animal patients currently in our care from a member of our Animal Care Team. View our sea turtles via live TV and meet our small turtles in person. Program lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. FREE.

1:00 P.M. ~ MARINE ANIMAL MEDICAL MYSTERY: What does it take to be a marine animal care technician? What are some of the questions and “mysteries” involved in wildlife rehabilitation? Each day we’ll learn how to care for a different animal. Best suited for ages 8-14. Space is limited to 15 children. Please reserve your spot by calling (508) 743-9888 at least 24 hours in advance. Program lasts approximately 60 minutes.
COST: Members $3/child/program; Non-members $5/child/program.

2:00 P.M. ~ PATIENT UPDATE: Learn the stories of the marine animal patients currently in our care from a member of our Animal Care Team. View our sea turtles via live TV and meet our small turtles in person. Program lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. FREE.

3:00 P.M. ~ ENDANGERED SPECIES EXPLORATION: How do animals become endangered? What are some of the endangered species that live in the ocean? How can we help? Through a combination of slides, video, specimen exploration, and hands-on activities, learn more about endangered animals. Best suited for ages 10-16. Program lasts 45-60 minutes.
Program will be offered Monday through Thursday only.
COST: Members $3/child/program; Non-members $5/child/program.

4:00 P.M. ~ PATIENT UPDATE: Learn the stories of the marine animal patients currently in our care from a member of our Animal Care Team. View our sea turtles via live TV and meet our small turtles in person. Program lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. FREE.

DAILY THEMES
Sat., Feb. 14: Turtles
Sun., Feb. 15: Open, no programs
Mon., Feb. 16: Seals/Sea Lions
Tues., Feb. 17: Sharks/Rays
Wed., Feb. 18: Manatees
Thurs., Feb. 19: Dolphins/Whales
Fri., Feb. 20: Turtles
Sat., Feb. 21: Seals/Sea Lions
Sun., Feb. 22: Open, no programs

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