Posted On: July 12, 2019

The Marine Science Center, Ponce Inlet, will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, following repairs to water and sewer mains.

Visitors can learn about marine life in the center’s exhibit hall, which includes a touch pool, artificial reef aquarium, living reef, octopus and moray eel exhibits, and a gift shop. They also can watch turtles and birds receive specialized care, visit habitats for bald eagles and wading birds, walk along the nature trail, and climb the observation tower.

The center recently completed a month-long roofing project over the turtle hospital that required the transfer of rehabbing sea turtles to other facilities. Staff resumed caring for stranded sea turtles last week, and visitors can see them in the rehabilitation area.

The Marine Science Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and teenagers, $4 for seniors, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and under.

For more information, call the Marine Science Center at 386-304-5545 or visit www.marinesciencecenter.com.