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Stand next to a full size manatee or measure yourself next to a
giant leatherback sea turtle. Check out whale skulls and
300-year-old brain coral!
Seabird rehabilitation Sanctuary
Discover new bird enclosures as you stroll the wooden “birdwalk”
while gaining a better understanding of various bird species. The
Center’s goal is to release each bird back to the breeding
population. However, non-releasable birds are housed and can be
viewed for greater understanding of that species.
Visit the tower nestled within the maritime habitat. Take in the
outstanding view of the surrounding area including Ponce Inlet while
searching the skies for bald eagles, osprey, and Peregrine falcons
and various other bird species including pelicans, terns,
cormorants, herons, and egrets.
Meander through a handicap-friendly trail observing the
natural flora and fauna of Ponce Inlet.
Check out the laboratory where students young and old discover the
wonders of animals, habitats and conservation. Special lectures and
labs are held several times a month and are open to the public.
Programs include Shark Biology, Introduction to Birding, and Squid
Dissection among others. Check the program/activities section of
marine science center's web site (link) for details.
See rehabilitation in action! Observe injured sea turtles as they
receive specialized care in and effort to return these threatened
and endangered species to their natural habitat. Posted information
explains each turtles’ identification and diagnosis.
Center Gift Shop
The gift shop offers a wide variety of merchandise for all ages
including t-shirts, gold and silver jewelry, books, toys,
educational items and garden treasures. Much of the merchandise
represents Marine Science Center endeavors. Unusual turtle, bird,
dolphin, manatee, and other sea life items are available at great