Loggerhead Park, or the "turtle museum" as it is known in my family, is a sea turtle rehabilitation center. Turtles are housed in large tanks with see-through windows while they are treated for release back into the wild. It's a fun photo op, especially when combined with one of the center's turtle walks during sea turtle nesting season.
Photography advice: Take an intermediate telephoto. An infrared camera would be fun on the turtle walk, when flash and all other light sources are prohibited.
Visit the Loggerhead Park website.
Consider signing up for a turtle walk during nesting season (June and July)
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Rich and I visited the Juno Beach Loggerhead Marinelife Center while we were in South Florida over Memorial Day weekend. My grandparents used to live right down the street from the "turtle museum," as we called it, and my cousins and I enjoyed seeing the turtles and watching the little babies run down to the ocean. Now that I'm married to a turtle lover, it's fun to share this place …Read More
For years I've been telling Rich about going on turtle walks when I was little. My grandparents lived really close to Loggerhead Park, a turtle rehabilitation center. It was right across the street from the beach. The center occasionally sponsored walks at night, allowing people to see the adult turtles as they come to the beach to lay eggs, and once I also got to help release a turtle hatchling. …Read More
Dyeyo, Rich, and I visited Grandpa Dave in Juno Beach today. We couldn't go so close to the Turtle Museum (officially named Loggerhead Park) without letting Rich get his turtle fix.
When I was a kid visiting my grandparents in Juno Beach, we'd often go over to Loggerhead Park, the "Turtle Museum" across the street from my grandparents' condo. So when I married a turtle freak, I told him all about the museum. We finally got to visit and Rich had a great time looking at all the turtles. A whole place dedicated to his favorite animal! This is Jonah. He …Read More