February Vacation Week with National Marine Life Center

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Date/Time
Date(s) - February 15, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
National Marine Life Center
Buzzards Bay

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For the Love of Turtles Open House!

Saturday, February 15, 10 am – 2 pm

Join us for our February Open House! Explore the Discovery Center’s exhibits, make a marine animal valentine, and enjoy games and refreshments. Tour our marine animal hospital and meet our turtle patients. Cost: $5/person, members FREE.

 

MONDAY-FRIDAY EDUCATION Schedule

11:00 a.m. ~ Little Flippers: Join us for a marine animal-themed story time and craft project! Different themes every day (see right). All ages welcome; most suitable for children ages 3-8. Children must be supervised. Program lasts 45-60 minutes.

Cost: Members $5/child/program; Non-members $7/child/program.

12:00 p.m. ~ Patient Update: Learn the stories of the marine animal patients currently in our care from a member of our Animal Care Team. View our sea turtles via live TV and meet our small turtles in person. Program lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. FREE.

 

1:00 p.m. ~ Marine Animal Medical Mystery: What does it take to be a marine animal care technician? What are some of the questions and “mysteries” involved in wildlife rehabilitation? Each day, using models, we’ll learn how to care for a different animal. Best suited for ages 8-14. Space is limited to 15 children.

Cost: Members $5/child/program; Non-members $7/child/program.

 

2:00 p.m. ~ Patient Update: Learn the stories of the marine animal patients currently in our care from a member of our Animal Care Team. View our sea turtles via live TV and meet our small turtles in person. Program lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. FREE.

 

3:00 p.m. ~ Engineering Design Challenge: Animal Prosthetics: How do you help an animal with an injured or missing limb? What can you do for a turtle with a damaged leg or shell? Discover how technology is being used to help disabled animals, and then complete an engineering challenge to design your own prosthetic device for a marine animal. Best suited for ages 8-14. Program lasts 45-60 minutes.
Cost: Members $5/child/program; Non-members $7/child/program.

 

4:00 p.m. ~ Patient Update:  Learn the stories of the marine animal patients currently in our care from a member of our Animal Care Team. View our sea turtles and seals via live TV and meet our small turtles in person. Program lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. FREE.

Daily Themes

Sat., Feb. 15: Turtles (10-2 only)

Sun., Feb. 16: Open, no programs

Mon., Feb. 17: Manatees

Tues., Feb. 18: Turtles

Wed., Feb. 19: Sharks/Rays

Thurs., Feb. 20: Seals/Sea Lions

Fri., Feb. 21: Dolphins/Whales

Sat., Feb. 22: Open, no programs

Sun., Feb. 23: Open, no programs



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