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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 October 10th | Closed

Sorry for the inconvenience, we will be closed all day. Normal hours will resume on 11 October 2018

Wednesday October 17th| Closed 

Sorry for the inconcenience, we will be closed all day. Normal hours will resume on 18 October 2018

Thursday October 25th| Closing Early 

 We will be closing today at 12:30pm be sure to swing by and see Captain, Stella, Clem and Cashew early! 

Friday October 26th| Closed

Sorry for the inconvenience, we will be closed all day. Normal hours will resume on 27 October 2018

Saturday October 27 |  Mermaid Masquerade 11:00a-3:00p

Join us for a non-scary halloween event full of crafts, games, snacks, costumes, sea turtles and more! Ocean themed costumes are encouraged for a costume contest. Suggested donation of $5pp. Find more details on our Facebook page in the events section:



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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