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If you live in Jupiter, Jupiter Island or Juno Beach check out The Loggerhead Marinelife Center, it’s a non-profit education and ocean conservation facility located on the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach County, Florida. The center specializes in a variety of exhibits, live sea turtles and other coastal creatures which include a massive prehistoric Archelon sea turtle replica, saltwater aquarium and displays of local wildlife, as well as educational displays about South Florida's marine environment.

More then ten years ago in 2007 the organization relocated to a new 12,000 square foot certified "green" facility located in Juno and changed its name from “The Marinelife Center of Juno Beach” to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The new facility includes

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Locally, the Town of Jupiter is well known for its beauty and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Loxahatchee River. But what many don’t know is that Jupiter is also home to a wonderful wildlife preserve. The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary at Loxahatchee River District is a wildlife outing for the entire family.

Nature trails lead visitors through pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, and cypress wetlands. Along the trails are wildlife habitats revealing a variety of native animals. Here you will see river otters, eagles, panthers, crocodiles, turtles, foxes, snakes, bears, and more creatures.

The sanctuary offers guests a unique opportunity to learn about Florida’s wildlife and natural environments. This exceptional shelter

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You and your family can enjoy a tour of the manatee lagoon with a knowledgeable guide who will provide insight and information about manatees and the South Florida ecosystem in general. Tours can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Guides can adjust the length of time for private tours to accommodate large group schedules, but cannot provide that option on public tours.

When: Tuesday through Saturdays (no tours on Sundays)

Private Tours

Private tours starting at 10:30 a.m. are offered for groups with 10 or more people.  Advance registration is required to ensure the availability of Manatee Masters guides. 

Public Tours

Public tours are offered for individuals or groups with less than 10 people. Click here to make your

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The Hobe Sound Nature Center is perfect for South Floridians looking to learn more about their local flora and fauna. The Center is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to bring environmental education and awareness to the local community.

The Nature Center

The Nature Center was opened by a Jupiter Island couple in 1973 to help educate people of all ages about Florida's fragile ecosystems and environment. It has a 30+ year partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which allows it to conduct educational programs on site, while the service provides and maintains the facility.

In the 80s the Center created the "Friends of the Nature Center" to help gain support and encourage people to make an effort in helping with the

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In honor of World Turtle Day, yes it’s a thing, let’s learn more about the Palm Beach’s favorite reptile: the Loggerhead Turtle.

Loggerhead Turtle

Loggerhead turtles are named for their large heads that support powerful jaw muscles, allowing them to crush hard-shelled prey like clams and sea urchins. They are less likely to be hunted for their meat or shell compared to other sea turtles. The accidental capture of marine animals in fishing gear, is a serious problem for loggerhead turtles, which are endangered, because they frequently come in contact with fisheries.

Institutions like the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach have a variety of conservation programs which are working to protect Loggerheads and other turtle species which

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Florida, particularly South Florida, is famous for its wildlife. For those of you who love the water, here are a couple wildlife centers that you might want to visit.  

Manatee Lagoon

Manatee Lagoon is Florida Power & Light’s new eco-discovery center. This is your chance to see the manatees up close where they bask in the warm-water outflows from the power plant. The center includes exhibits, a boardwalk, picnic area, pavilion, cafe and gift shop. Even better, admission is free! 600 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach. 561-626-2833 For a sneak preview, check out the Manatee Cam on their website VisitManateeLagoon.com

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

You’ll fall in love with sea turtles! Loggerhead Marinelife Center promotes sea turtle education,

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This Thursday and Friday night you and your family can come out to the Hobe Sound Nature Center and watch as turtles lay their eggs on local beaches.

The females Loggerhead Sea Turtles will crawl out of the ocean and will carefully choose a spot to nest. She constructs a "body pit" by digging with her flippers and using her body. She will then lay her eggs; the average clutch sizes ranges from about 80 to 120 eggs. Once she is finished nesting, she will cover the eggs and return to the ocean.

This is a great event for Palm Beachers looking to experience first-hand one of the area’s signature creatures. It’s also perfect for kids looking to learn about local wildlife.

What to Expect

8:00 pm – Meet at the Nature Center to sign in. Exhibit

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Every Tuesday and Thursday the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach hosts a fish-feeding program for kids! This free program takes place at the Mangrove exhibit, which displays the habitats of Florida’s coastal ecosystems.

This is a great event for kids looking to learn about local plants and wildlife. Attendants will see a live feeding and listen to a guide explain the marinelife. This hands on event is a great way for kids to experience some of the more interesting aspects of biology and science, there are few things more important in a child’s education than teaching him or her that learning can be fun and interesting. The fish feeding at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a big step in that direction.

When: Tuesday and Thursday at

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Join the experts of the Atala Chapter (Palm Beach) of the North American Butterfly Association this Saturday and learn about our native butterflies and the habitats and plants they depend on for survival.

This exploration will be at Cypress Creek South Natural Area (Jupiter, FL) .The natural area is located on the south side of Indiantown Road approximately 1.8 miles west of Florida Turnpike / I-95. This will be a leisurely hike along well maintained walking trails.

Click here for more information.

When: Sat, April 13, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Cypress Creek South Natural Area - 9424 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33478

Cypress Creek Natural Area

The Cypress Creek Natural Area spans both sides of Indiantown Road, over 2,000 acres

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This Saturday, March 23rd, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center will host its 16th Annual TurtleFest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a great event for Palm Beach residents of all ages, especially those interested in local wildlife and marine ecosystems.

Over 10,000 guests will join together at TurtleFest 2019 at the free-admission event which focuses on promoting conservation and endangered sea turtles. Guests will enjoy music, art, shopping, educational presentations, games, and other activities. Returning this year is the World Ocean pavilion, which features educational and fun activities focused on water conservation.


Talented musicians “Spred The Dub,” “Making Faces” and more TBA, along with performances by local school groups

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