Take a break from the sun with our Summer Drop-In Programs!


It’s summertime! The National Marine Life Center has a whole schedule of fun and educational summer programming. With a different animal theme every week, there’s something for everyone!

Join us for Little Flippers Story Time & Crafts!LITTLE FLIPPERS CLUB
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Join us for a marine animal themed story time and craft project! Themes listed below. All ages welcome, and most suitable for children ages 3-8. Children must be supervised. 45-60 min.
COST:  $5/child/program (members $3).

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 11 a.m.
What does it take to be a marine animal care technician? What are some of the questions and “mysteries” involved in wildlife rehabilitation? Each week we’ll learn how to care for a different animal (themes listed below). Best suited for ages 8-14. Please note that there will be no exposure to live animals during this program. Program lasts approximately 60 min.
COST:  $5/child/program (members $3).

Learn about taking care of animals in Marine Animal Medical Mystery!WEEKLY THEMES:

  • Week of June 26: Shark Week! Sharks, Rays, & Skates
  • Week of July 3: Seals, Sea Lions, & Walrus
  • Week of July 10: Turtles & Sea Turtles
  • Week of July 17: Dolphins, Porpoises, & Whales
  • Week of July 24: Seals, Sea Lions, & Walrus
  • ‘Week of July 31: Turtles & Sea Turtles
  • Week of Aug. 7: Mermaid & Pirate Party! (Costumes optional!)
  • Week of Aug. 14: Dolphins, Porpoises, & Whales
  • Week of Aug. 21: Manatees & Dugongs