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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

Wednesday June 12, 2019 | MEEC Closed 

The MEEC will be closed today for a private event. Please join us on 13 June 2019 when we resume normal operating hours. Thank you for understanding our shifting schedule. 

Tuesday June 18th 2019 | BleachWatch Training

BleachWatch is a citizen-science program designed to detect and monitor both coral bleaching and coral disease events in Southeast Florida. 

To become a BleachWatch observer, certified divers can take one of the upcoming free 2-hour classes that will provide you with the classroom training you need to recognize coral bleaching and coral disease, and how to differentiate between the two. You will become a trained BleachWatch observer after learning how submit reports of coral bleaching and coral disease sightings (and why it's just as important to report signs of no bleaching or disease) on the reef!

To Register follow this link:



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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