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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

Saturday June 9| March for the Ocean Event! 

The MEEC will be the half way point for this great event sponsored by Broward County Surfrider, and Free Our Seas! The march starts at Charnow Park at 10am and heads to the MEEC, where we will have a sprinkler and Rosie's Italian Ice to cool you down! Event runs from 9a-1p, be sure to bring the whole family!

Saturday June 23| The MEEC is CLOSED. 

DO NOT stop by the MEEC today! Instead head out to O'Malley's Sports Bar at 1388 North State Road 7, Margate, FL 33063 for Veteran Earth's 3rd Annual Do your Part Buy some Art Charity Event!!! See the facebook event for more details!  We'd love to see you there :) 

Saturday July 7| The MEEC is CLOSED. 

A private event will be held at the Marine Environmental Education Center at the Carpenter House this afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, July 10th!  

Friday July 13th| The MEEC is CLOSED. Join us in the Evening for Ocean Conservation Day! 

The MEEC will be prepping for an evening event sponsored by Stoked on Salt and the city of Oakland Park. Come see us (and over 40 other non-profit groups) at our table in Jaco Pastorius Park, 1098 NE 40th Ct, Oakland Park, FL 33334! This is a FREE family event. We look forward to seeing you there! 



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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