Sea turtles evolved sturdy shells to protect themselves from predators and convince their moms to let them play in a Pop Warner football league. Support shelled sports-reptiles with today's Groupon for a one-year membership to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. Choose between the following membership levels:
• For $20, you get a Kemp's Ridley–level membership, which includes a Turtle Walk discount for one, free or reduced admission to 250 Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) organizations, and a subscription to the "Marinelife Review" newsletter (a $40 value).
• For $35, you get a Hawksbill-level membership, which includes discounts on a Turtle Walk for two and LMC's programs, summer camps, and birthday parties; free or reduced admission to 250 ASTC organizations; and a subscription to the "Marinelife Review" newsletter (a $70 value).
Loggerhead Marinelife Center champions the chelonian wanderers who lay their eggs beneath the shores of Juno Beach every summer. During LMC's weekly turtle walks ($10 for members, 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday–Saturday) guests get a chance to spot the flippered mothers-to-be as they dig out their nests and flip through their copies of "Everybody Scutes." Part of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, Loggerhead Marinelife Center grants all members free or reduced admission to more than 250 different ASTC organizations, including the Florida Aquarium and the Florida Museum of Natural History. At the Hawksbill level, members receive discounts on birthday party packages ($200–$275 for members) and summer camps that drop eco-science on grade-schoolers through fauna-scoping field trips and turtle autograph sessions ($220/child/session for members).
Loggerhead Marinelife Center hews true to their continuing mission of promoting conservation with a shell-centric veterinary hospital and a relaxing yard for in-patients. Curious flipperphiles can check up on the patients' rehabilitation process on a live webcam, or peruse their online profiles to get to know their individual progress and zodiac signs. The center shares several exhibits with the public for free, and include a life-sized replica of the prehistoric archelon. Donations and membership fees also help the center hold free educational seminars such as the thrice-weekly Junior Veterinary Learning Lab and fish-feeding programs.
14200 US Hwy. 1
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