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What to See and Do

Experience the rare opportunity to see hatchling sea turtles released into the ocean! These little hatchlings were stuck in the nest and were removed by sea turtle scientists during a nest excavation. Be there as they're given a second chance to begin their epic journey into the open ocean. We're partnered with Anne Kolb Nature Center, who hosts the "Sea Turtles and Their Babies" release program. For more details and to reserve your spot, click here.

MEEC at the Carpenter House  Broward Parks and Recreation

Hours of Operation

We are open to the general public on Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Calendar of special events

Friday June 16 | World Sea Turtle Day

Come out and visit Hollywood's favorite (and only) resident sea turtle!

Tuesday June 27 | Trashy Tuesday

Help keep our beaches clean! Bring in a bag of trash collected from the beach and get free MEEC swag!

Tuesday July 4 | Closed for Independence Day

Remember to be safe while celebrating our great nation! Pick up your trash on the beach and be a responsible boater, keeping an eye out for turtles in the water.

Friday July 14 | Foto Friday

Share a photo of you or your family & friends visiting the MEEC! Post it to Facebook and Instagram and tag us! #the_meec #fotofriday

Saturday July 22 | Closed for Private Event

You should turtley come back and see us! We'll resume normal hours on Tuesday, July 25th. Captain looks forward to seeing you!

Tuesday July 25 | Trashy Tuesday

Help keep our beaches clean! Bring in a bag of trash collected from the beach and get free MEEC swag!

Saturday July 29 | Do Your Part, Buy Some Art

Come join Veteran Earth's 2nd Annual "Do Your Part, Buy Some Art Charity Festival". Every artist in attendance has agreed to give 20% of their total sales, regardless of profit, to the MEEC! The event will be held at O'Malley's Sports Bar in Margate.

Where to Find Us

We are located at 4414 N. Surf Road in Hollywood, Florida.

If you are coming from I-95, take Exit 21 (Sheridan Street) and follow that east until North Ocean Drive (A1A). Take a left on N. Ocean Drive then turn right onto Green Street (the 4th street down) and park in the lot on the right.

This parking lot is free for MEEC guests only and is based on a first come, first served basis. There are also several metered spaces in close proximity to the Carpenter House.


Admission is free, but we suggest a $3 donation for adults and children age 3 and over. This greatly helps offset our operational costs and support environmental outreach!

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