Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Turtle Hospital in Marathon

           Florida Oldscool Campers loves the Turtle Hospital!!!

During our recent trip to the keys tropical rain was all over the keys. It gave us a new meaning to island hopping, trying to find the sunny one. If left us some free time to check out some museums. This is perfect for a rainy day (part of tour outside) or when you have had enough sun. 

                                                                          Out of all the museums you pass 
in the keys, I highly recommend 
a stop here, especially if you have kids. I was really impressed, and definitely felt it was worth the $15. 

They provide a short Powerpoint slideshow in the beginning, 
talking about their health problems. 

You get to go behind the scenes to help keep it running. 
our biologist, was extremely knowledgable, nice, and enthusiastic 
explaining how things work in the operating room. 

The tour was extremely informative and of course,
 the highlight was seeing the turtles at the end. 

 This is a great place to learn something where they do not exploit or 
endanger the animals for the sake of entertainment.

 The tour runs 1 1/2 hours. If you do not have the time for the tour, at-least 
stop in the gift shop. You can leave a donation in the lobby. 

Turtle Hospital Web Page:

Guided Educational Experience

Guests are invited to take a guided educational tour of the hospital facilities and the sea turtle rehabilitation area.  This educational experience lasts approximately 90 minutes and provides a presentation on sea turtles as well as a behind the scenes look at the hospital facilities and rehabilitation area.  At the end of each program guests are invited to feed the permanent residents.
 Admission:  Adult: $15.00
Children (4-12 years old): $7.50
  • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Reservations are highly recommended as space is limited, please call 305-743-2552

Hours of Operation:

Education Center and Gift Shop is open daily from 9am – 6pm
Educational Programs run daily at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm,  and 4pm.
 **Please note this is a working hospital therefore the guided educational experience is subject to cancellation due to turtle emergencies and/or weather.**

Virtual Tours of the hospital

Virtual Tours of the Rehab Facility

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