Since 1983, Loggerhead Marinelife Center has provided a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with sea turtles, which have inhabited our oceans for more than 100 million years but whose numbers have dwindled substantially. With most species now considered endangered, Loggerhead Marinelife Center set out in 2019 to expand its campus to accelerate ocean conservation and education in Palm Beach County. That project culminates April 2 with the unveiling of 27,500 square feet of new space housing hospitals, exhibits, classrooms, retail, a research laboratory, and various areas for exploration and inspiration.
One Ocean Hall is home to a mesmerizing, 975-gallon moon jellyfish exhibit and a state-of-the-art, hands-on digital coral reef exhibit. “Our expanded space will allow us to further commit to the rescue and rehabilitation of the endangered sea turtles and to solving the ocean problems these sea turtles are revealing to us,” says Marilu Flores, director of marketing and communications. Ahead of the launch, Loggerhead is offering several immersive programs and tours beginning this month.