Sea Turtle Open House

November 25, 2017

11:00 am–2:00 pm

NEAQ loggerhead release at Craigville Beach © Karen Strauss
© Karen Strauss

Drop in to learn more about sea turtles and why they strand on the beaches of Cape Cod in the fall. Get a behind-the-scenes look at rescue efforts. The past stranding seasons have been very busy. What will this year’s stranding season be like? Join us on Saturday, November 25, to find out! 

Wellfleet Bay staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. Baked goods and drinks will be sold to support our rescue efforts. And if the winds are right, you may have the opportunity to witness live sea turtles as they are being brought into our sanctuary for the start of their rehabilitation!


  • Touch tables with turtle shells and skulls
  • A “behind-the-scenes” tour of our wet lab, where incoming turtles are processed
  • Photo exhibit of our sea turtle rescue program
  • Craft table for kids

In addition to the open house, we will offer Sea Turtle Patrol walks from 2:00-3:30 pm and a screening of the documentary film Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction from 4:00-5:00 pm.


Free with sanctuary admission or Mass Audubon membership. 

Additional fees apply for the beach patrol walks and film screening. Pre-registration is required.

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