National Marine Life Center, Buzzards Bay

#6 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Cape Cod
Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Science Museum
The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit marine animal hospital, science, and education center based in Bourne, Massachusetts. Their mission is to rehabilitate for release stranded sea turtles, seals, dolphins, porpoises, and small whales, and to advance scientific knowledge and education in marine wildlife and conservation.
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  • We visited the National Marine Life Center on a rainy day on the Cape, and enjoyed learning about the rescue efforts taken by this center. It is a great biology exhibit for young & old, and has...  more »
  • We absolutely loved our visit here and will be back! The interns, Kali and Kaitlyn, were outstanding! They answered all of my daughter's MANY questions! We adopted a sea turtle named Ladybug and learned so much about marine life. Thank you for an amazing experience!
  • I have mixed reviews on this one. I really did like it. It was a cute FREE educational center that is probably in place to help fund the rehabilitation of sea animals. What would make it just a little better, would be a volunteer who could awncer questions that we had. The young man who was on hand seemed to be there for technical purposes. He was nice but not eager to help. Another thing that would have been nice would have been able to see the animals they have in rehab that are also up for adoption. The adoption... When you adopt an animal a little more info on how to follow their progress would be great. Again if your in the area stop in it's a cute place and they are a non profit and could use all the help they can get

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