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February Vacation Week Education Programs

Are 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 February Vacation Week, February 18-26 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-Friday Education Schedule:

Little Flippers features crafts about marine animals!

11:00 a.m. ~ Little Flippers: Join us for a marine animal-themed story time and craft project! Different themes every day (see right). 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 Learn about taking care of animals in Marine Animal Medical Mystery!are some of the questions and “mysteries” involved in wildlife rehabilitation? Each day, using models, we’ll learn how to care for a different animal. Best suited for ages 8-14. Space is limited to 15 children.
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. ~ Engineering Design Challenge: Animal Prosthetics: How do you help an animal with an injured Design a prosthetic device for a marine animal!or missing limb? What can you do for a turtle with a damaged leg or shell? Discover how technology is being used to help disabled animals, and then complete an engineering challenge to design your own prosthetic device for a marine animal. Best suited for ages 8-14. Program lasts 45-60 minutes.
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 and seals via live TV and meet our small turtles in person. Program lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. FREE.

Daily Themes:

  • Saturday, February 18: Turtles (10-2 only, see For the Love of Turtles Open House)
  • Sunday, February 19: Open, no programs (Patient Update provided upon request)
  • Monday, February 20: Manatees & Dugongs
  • Tuesday, February 21: Turtles & Sea Turtles
  • Wednesday, February 22: Sharks & Rays
  • Thursday, February 23: Seals, Sea Lions, & Walrus
  • Friday, February 24: Dolphins, Porpoises, & Whales
  • Saturday, February 25: Open, no programs (Patient Update provided upon request)
  • Sunday, February 26: Open, no programs (Patient Update provided upon request)

One Comment

  1. seals are so cute!

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