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Please note that the MEEC is currently CLOSED due to concerns and regulations regarding COVID-19. Check out our virtual learning opportunities for now!

We are offering regular webinars while we are closed so that you can continue hearing more about our incredible and valuable coastal and ocean environments while learning to be environmental ambassadors. These webinars are held every Saturday at 1pm via Zoom. They feature various experts in science, education, and conservation and cover topics from our favorite marine life to important habitats. These are free to all participants. To join our webinars, click THIS LINK each Saturday at 1pm to join via Zoom.

Marine Environmental Education Center Webinar Series

These webinars have taken place since June. Make sure you check out our YouTube Channel to view some of our past speakers covering a wide range of marine science and conservation topics!

YouTube Link Marine Environmental Education Center




What to See and Do When We Return

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.


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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