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Rescued sea turtles & exhibits at MEEC in Hollywood

With a focus on protecting oceans and sea turtles, the Marine Environmental Education Center in Hollywood is open to the public with exhibits and a saltwater pool where you can watch a rescued sea turtle swim and eat.

The female turtle on site is not releasable due to injuries from boats, according to a representative of MEEC in Hollywood.

Entry is free, and donations are encouraged. MEEC is a partnership of Broward Parks and Recreation and Nova Southeastern University.

The oceanside venue  is usually open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays at Hollywood North Beach Park, 4414 N. Surf Road, Hollywood 33019. It's a good idea to phone ahead to ensure the venue is open the day you are venturing out.

Turtle feedings that are open to the pubic are usually 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays at the venue.


Photo/Broward Parks & Recreation

Educational displays include

shark and turtle tracking


sea turtles

The rescued turtle Captain  is a popular feature. The public feeding is  3:30 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays and spectators are welcome to watch them swim and dine. Dinner often includes such fare as leafy greens, bell peppers and squid.

Phone 954-357-5125 for information. Fees for parking meters apply.

Beach parking is $3 an hour Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays and $4 an hour Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Photo/Marine Environmental Education center

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