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April Vacation Week at the National Marine Life Center

education, environmental education, National Marine Life Center, teaching, conservationAre you looking for something to do while school’s out? Visit the National Marine Life Center! Our Marine Animal Discovery Center will be open during April Vacation Week, April 16-24, from 10 am to 5 pm daily. And, from Monday through Friday, drop in to one of our educational classes. Learn more about helping marine animals!

Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22 Education Schedule

11:00 a.m. ~ Little Flippers Story Time:  Join us for a marine animal-themed story time and craft project! Different themes every day (see right). All ages welcome; best suited 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 and science? Each day we’ll learn how to care for or research a different animal.  Best suited for ages 8-14. Program lasts approximately 60 minutes.
education, environmental education, National Marine Life Center, teaching, conservationCost:  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. ~ Pondering Predators and Prey: Interactions and Adaptations:  The ocean is home to a large number of fascinating creatures. Learn about the marine food web and interactions among ocean animals, as well as specialized adaptations these critters have to survive. Best suited for ages 8-14. Program will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons 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.

education, environmental education, National Marine Life Center, teaching, conservationDaily Themes

  • Sat., Apr. 16: Seal Pup Shower
  • Sun., Apr. 17: Open, no programs
  • Mon., Apr. 18: Manatees
  • Tues., Apr. 19: Turtles
  • Wed., Apr. 20: Seals/Sea Lions
  • Thurs., Apr. 21: Dolphins/Whales
  • Fri., Apr. 22: Earth Day
  • Sat., Apr. 23: Open, no programs
  • Sun., Apr. 24: Open, no programs

Photos courtesy of Christopher Donovan Center & Day School

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