sea turtle heading back into the ocean from the beach

Marine Science Center


100 Lighthouse Drive
Ponce Inlet, Fl 32127

Main Building    386-304-5545
Turtle Hospital  386-304-5544
Bird Hospital     386-314-5530
Education         386-304-5529
Manager           386-304-5543

Injured Bird Drop-off


Any bird can be dropped 24 hours a day/seven days a week in front of the rehabilitation facility in designated bird drop-off boxes.

Injured Turtle/Tortoise Drop-off


Freshwater turtles and land tortoise or turtles can be brought to the MSC during on-site animal staff hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily). 

  • If you find an injured sea turtle or native reptile, please contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife
    Conservation Commission
    (FWC) Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).
  • For more information, please call the MSC at 386-304-5544, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • MSC Emergency number 24/7 "Turtles on Call" 386-804-5587.
  • For Injured or sick sea turtle stranded at the beach or on a boat, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).