We invite you to come to our Discovery Center for a visit this summer! Our Discovery Center will be open for self-guided exploration with a few hands-on activities available. Our NMLC personnel will be available for questions and to provide information about the important work we do caring for stranded marine animals. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Please be aware that this is not a tour of our animal hospital. The National Marine Life Center is a marine wildlife rehabilitation hospital, so we do not allow the public into the hospital where we house our seal and sea turtle patients. This is for their safety and comfort as they are wild animals and we want to minimize stress. This is also for the safety of our visitors as wild animals can carry zoonotic diseases.