Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Loggerhead Marinelife Center is creating a rising generation of diverse ocean leaders. Our mission is to promote the conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.
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  • John H
    London, United Kingdom420 contributions
    Turtle experience
    Just outside of the turtle season, so not many rescue turtles being looked after but still very much worth the visit. Entrance fee is all handled by donation, however much you would like to give. A last called Pam explained to my wife and I the different types of turtle in the sea surrounding Florida. Very useful
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 11, 2022
  • TravelingFam
    Omaha, Nebraska634 contributions
    Learn about turtles
    Check website to see if there are any turtles on site before you go. Otherwise this can be a short trip < 1 hour. Still we enjoyed learning about turtles. Looking at exhibits and seeing the fish/sharks in aquarium tank. Have some educational exhibits for smaller kids. This can even be a rainy day activity with over hangs over exhibits. Very nice gift shop. Suggested donation is $10/person but not required.
    Traveled with family
    Written August 2, 2022
  • agar
    9 contributions
    Worth a visit.
    Visited with my wife and kids age 12 to 20. We all had a great time. We learned alot about the turtles and were happy to visit following completion of the major building additions. The staff was motivated and helpful. New high tech additions are fun. The movie was not running during our visit. It depends on how many people sign up in advance to see the film. It is located close to the beautiful Juno beaches and pier (entrance fee $1 for the pier). We did not pay a fee to enter the marine life center but donations are highly recommended given the incredible work they do.
    Written April 20, 2022
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Carolyn G
1 contribution
Jan 2023
We took the new Early Access Tour with Jack. He was very knowledgable and enthusiastic! We were lucky to see 5 large turtles in rehab and even a few tiny, rescued hatchlings. This tour is an extra $5pp, but at 9am, it worked into our schedule and we were the only ones there! Plus as a not-for-profit, we were happy to give a little more. Make sure you go into One Ocean Hall to see the jellyfish and seahorses!
Written January 8, 2023
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,662 contributions
Feb 2021
I'm sorry to say that I agree with the negative assessments of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The entire center is under construction but that is only part of the problem. The main disappointment is that you simply can't see the turtles! They are temporarily housed in huge tubs and those tubs are blocked off at a distance, so its impossible to see the turtles unless they are floating on the top. The only exception is the baby turtles which are in a small, low tub.

It was very frustrating because there were plenty of volunteers around who could have been meeting and supervising small family units and letting them in behind the blocked off areas to show some of the turtles and provide educational information. Had I been able to see one or two of the large turtles, heard their story and learned something, I would have not left angry and annoyed at spending money to literally see nothing.

When we arrived there was no line and lots of volunteers doing nothing, except one volunteer giving a tour. If the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is loosing money because of Covid and construction, management needs to do a better job of figuring out how to make this experience educational and fun, because neither Covid or their construction is going away soon. My only consolation was the money goes for a good cause, but I didn't learn anything except the gift shop has overpriced t-shirts.

If you pay to go on a tour, you might have a better experience, but they are only offered twice a day, otherwise wait until they re-open or change their viewing policies.
Written February 2, 2021
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Terry H
Brookfield, WI356 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
This is a difficult review as I feel like I am reviewing an attraction that is either not yet open or just closed for the season. The key here is that the facility is in the midst of a large expansion that is not ready yet and in the meantime the educational programs are being held without the aid of a lot of turtles or other sea life. The day we were there the solitary turtle was floating in one of dozens of large tanks that were otherwise unoccupied. If you have young children I would wait until the expansion was complete or prepare the kids by explaining that they were going to learn by listening and seeing the exhibits.
Also, got there around 11 and parking was really difficult because there were beach people using the overflow lots and everything was jammed.
I really want to come back next year.
Written February 21, 2022
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MJ S
Sudbury, Canada201 contributions
Jan 2020
This facility is a wonderful place for sea turtles to be treated and eventually released. There are people available to tell you about the turtles being cared for, lots of exhibits to see and things for children to do. There are some nature trails to enjoy. The gift shop has a lot of product which is of good quality. There is parking available. There is no set entrance fee but a minimum donation of $5 per person is suggested. You will not get a better deal that this. Get turtle-wised and visit Loggerhead.
Written January 8, 2020
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Chris
Miami, FL84 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
It has indoor & outdoor areas. The outdoor areas are covered. There is a new facility being built. They say it will be done by the end of ‘2021. To see the rescued sea turtles you must go outside & put your name on a list & they will text you when it’s your turn to see them. They do this when it’s crowded because the area is not very big. They have staff that will talk to you about the turtles & answer questions. There is also an indoor area they call a museum & someone will give you interesting facts about the sea turtles. They have a small snack shop. There is also a gift shop. Entrance to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is free. However, they recommend a $5 donation. All proceeds from the gift shop go back into the facility.
Written August 5, 2021
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StevieNiks
1 contribution
Dec 2020
First off there are signs all over their building to donate $5 more than they ask per person to offset the slow business from covid. Which is $10 per person. Upon entering the entire facility is under construction. Only the gift shop and a small portion of the museum you are able to walk through. There is a tent setup to walk through and see the turtles. But the wait is 45 min on a slow day. I decided not to wait with my 3 children and leave to go to the park which you have to walk around the building towards the road. Well I was pushing my toddler in a stroller and my two boys were walking beside me. There was a construction vehicle taking up the side walk and 2 men standing there, one was yelling at the other, he looked like he was in charge. I waited a minute contemplating whether I should go around so the thing doesn't fall on my child or go through. The man turned to me and said "Say excuse me, yeah that's what you say when you want to go through, say it. Teach your kids some manners." Well I turned and said excuse me but your vehicle is blocking my way and my children have excellent manners. This was beyond rude. My entire experience at this museum was awful. Don't give them your money it's not worth it.
Written December 29, 2020
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MISTY C
Cincinnati, OH93 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
We saw an ad for Loggerhead on a brochure in a hotel. We decided to try it out since it was 15 minutes from where we were staying.

Wow!

This place was so awesome. The staff was very friendly and they loved to share information on any of the turtles they have. Donation of $5 is asked for at the door and any gift shop purchase also goes to the turtle rehabilitation. I don’t think this place is marketed enough to visitors.

I highly recommend visiting if you are in Juno.
Written September 18, 2020
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Lisa S
17 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Great time showing babies the recovering turtles. They loved seeing them up close and personal. It’s great to go to and free. They do ask for a donation and we gave five$ per adult. It is well worth a visit and read about the rescued turtles and see them being rehabilitated. The gift shop was great even with construction being done. The babies each got a turtle and a book to remember their visit here. We will be back.
Written July 14, 2020
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Chelsea R
4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Took time to enjoy paradise in our backyard!
We signed up ahead for a morning nest excavation, learned a lot and even watched a few wee turtles head to the big blue.💙🌊🐢

While the biologist, Ms. Campbell, excavated the nest the volunteers explained the world of sea turtles. It was amazing!
*All conducted activities pursuant to state permit MTP-20-252. It is illegal to touch, handle, harm or otherwise harass federally protected sea turtles.
Written September 2, 2020
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amberdaniels
Torrance, CA70 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
This is my fourth time here! They are undergoing major renovation right now, so there was minimal encounters available. We heard you could book private tours during construction, but unfortunately we did not look into it. There were only three turtles in the tank under the temporary tent. I’m planning on going back in February when the renovation is complete. Recommended for families with children. Plus Juno Beach is GORGEOUS and right behind the center.
Written December 22, 2021
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We're so glad to have you back Amber! Thank you for all your support these many years.
Written December 27, 2021
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