Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast Sights

Loggerhead Park Marine Life Center of Juno Beach

  • 14200 U.S. Highway 1 Map It
  • Juno Beach
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/14/2015

Fodor's Review

Located in a certified green building in Loggerhead Park—and established by Eleanor N. Fletcher, the "turtle lady of Juno Beach"—the center focuses on the conservation of sea turtles, using education, research, and rehabilitation. The education center houses displays of coastal natural history, detailing Florida's marine ecosystems and the life and plight of the various species of sea turtles found on Florida's shores. You can visit recovering turtles in their outdoor hospital tanks; volunteers are happy to tell you the turtles' heroic tales of survival. The center has regularly scheduled activities, such as Kid's Story Time and Junior Vet Lab, and most are free of charge. During peak nesting season, the center hosts night walks to experience turtle nesting in action. Given that the adjacent beach is part of the second biggest nesting ground for loggerhead turtles in the world, your chances of seeing this natural phenomenon is pretty high (over 10,000 loggerheads nested here in 2014).

Sight Information

Address:

14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, Florida, 33408, United States

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Phone:

561-627–8280

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 11–5

Published 09/14/2015

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