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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 April 13| Closing Early at 1pm! 

 The MEEC will be closing early to run some errands. Feel free to stop by in the morning to check on your favorite green sea turtle, Captain. We will resume normal business hours on Saturday, April 14th! 

Saturday April 21| Free Our Seas Environmental Art Event 10a-5p

The MEEC is partnering with several local environmental artists, non-profits, and schools for this inaugural event. Beach clean up with SurfRider Foundation will begin at 10am and other activities, vendors, etc will open at 12pm! Make sure to stop by! 

  Free Our Seas Flyer


Saturday May 5th| Sharks4Kids Event 

Dive into the world of Shark Science with the Sharks4Kids team! They will be hosting a FREE shark science and education day at the MEEC on May 5th. There are 2 sessions ( age 8-10, age 11-3) and you must register to attend. The sessions will include a intro to shark science and hands on activities. Students will also get to meet Captain, the green sea turtle.  Please stay tuned for more information and instructions on how to register! 


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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