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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

Tuesday March 26, 2019 | Closed 

The MEEC will be closed for a private event. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday March 27th, 2019.

Sunday March 31st |  Special Beach Clean Up

The MEEC, in collaboration with the Florida Chapter American Fisheries Society, will host the Southeast Region clean up from 8am - 12pm. Parking will be available in our lot, entrance off of Green street. We will supply all clean up gear! Follow the event at:

 Saturday April 20th |  Free Our Seas Environmental Art Festival

Join us for the 2nd Annual, Free Our Seas and Beyond Environmental Art Festival!!! Follow the event on Facebook for the most current information. 



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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