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February Vacation Week at NMLC

Looking for fun and educational activities over February Vacation Week? Come visit the National Marine Life Center! We have a variety of programs suitable for every age group! We’ll be open daily, February 15-23, from 10 am to 5 pm. Our programming takes place Monday-Saturday. With different themes daily, you’ll want to come back often! 

MONDAY-SATURDAY EDUCATION Schedule
(Open but no programming on Sundays)

Little Flippers features stories and crafts about marine animals!

Little Flippers features stories and 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 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.

Marine Animal Medical Mystery

Marine Animal Medical Mystery shows how to care for and research ocean creatures!

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. ~ Get Inside the Fish (Dissection Lab): Where does squid ink come from? What is a lateral line on a fish? In this unique, hands-on workshop you will dissect a squid, herring, or (2/18 only) dogfish. Along the way, you’ll discover unique adaptations allow these animals to live in the ocean. Best suited for ages 12-16. Safety note: involves handling sharp cutting objects. Space is limited to 15 children. Program lasts 45-60 minutes. Please reserve your spot by calling (508) 743-9888 at least 24 hours in advance.
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.

Little Flippers features crafts about marine animals!

Little Flippers features crafts about marine animals!

Daily Themes

  • Sat., Feb. 15: Turtles
  • Sun., Feb. 16: Open, no programs
  • Mon., Feb. 17: Seals/Sea Lions
  • Tues., Feb. 18: Sharks/Rays
  • Wed., Feb. 19: Manatees
  • Thurs., Feb. 20: Dolphins/Whales
  • Fri., Feb. 21: Turtles
  • Sat., Feb. 22: Seals/Sea Lions
  • Sun., Feb. 23: Open, no programs

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