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April Vacation Week Activities

Learning about seal rehabilitation!Join the National Marine Life Center this April Vacation Week for a variety of fun and educational ocean activities! We’ll be open April 18–26, 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 Tending Turtles, and Patient Update. Programs run Monday through Saturday, with a different theme daily. For program details, see below.

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. ~ TENDING TURTLES: Shadow a member of our Animal Care Team as they take care of our 12 native turtles. Learn about the differences between aquatic turtles and land turtles, and see what’s involved in helping them.
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., April 18: Seals and Sea Lions
Sun., April 19: Open, no programs
Mon., April 20: Sharks
Tues., April 21: Manatees
Wed., April 22: Earth Day
Thurs., April 23: Seal and Sea Lions
Fri., April 24: Dolphins and Whales
Sat., April 25: Turtles
Sun., April 26: Open, no programs

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