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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center's Hatchling Release Programs

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General public reservations go on sale on May 20. Members can click tickets above to input their unique code for access.

A Hatchling Release is an exciting and unique program about sea turtles beginning in Gumbo Limbo's classroom, followed by a trip to the beach to watch Gumbo Limbo Staff release baby sea turtles into the ocean!

Hatchling Releases are scheduled during the height of the sea turtle hatchling season in Florida. We offer these programs Monday through Thursday evenings from mid-July through early September. Depending on the date, the program are scheduled from 8:00-9:30 pm or 7:30-9:00 pm. Doors open 15 before the start of the program for check in.

Hatchling Releases are for all ages. Minors under the age of 18 must attend with an adult. One reservation is required per person; a paid reservation is required for anyone over 12 months of age.
Program participants provide their own transportation to the beach.

This is a strictly hands-off program. Per our Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, only the individuals listed on our permits can release the sea turtles.

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