SUMMER TIME MOONLIGHT SEA TURTLE WALKS
TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, OR THURSDAYS 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
The Museum of Discovery and Science invites the whole family to participate in an evening of sea turtle discovery this summer. Once again, the annual evening Turtle Walks will occur in June and July. Visitors will enjoy an entire evening of sea turtle exploration and identification while uncovering the natural history and myths of turtles. Nature permitting, participants will have a chance to watch a 300 pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs. A female loggerhead sea turtle may travel thousands of miles to return to the beach where she hatched as a baby to lay her own eggs as an adult.
AT 9:00 P.M., THE ADVENTURE BEGINS AT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE with an informative hands-on session about turtles (land, fresh water and salt water) with an expanded focus on sea turtles. Guests will also meet the Museums Ambassador Loggerhead sea turtle who is almost one year old. Once it reaches an appropriate size it will be released in the ocean. Museum staff will provide answers to questions about nesting, threats and conservation before proceeding to the beach.
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES TO FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH where Museum expert guides lead guests to the sea turtles nesting grounds to look for amazing sea turtles. We cannot guarantee a sea turtle will be spotted on every walk but when it does happen it is a natural wonder that no one will ever forget. Prices are $18 for members and $20 for non-members.
To learn more about Turtle Science visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2r2HdM3yak
IMPORTANT INFORMATION (PLEASE READ):
* Guests should be prepared to walk approximately one to two miles on the beach.
* Guests will provide their own transportation and snacks.
* All guests must be 9 years of age or older.
* Advance reservations are required as space is limited.
* MODS Members: To avoid on-line fees, please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations.
Museum of Discovery and Science (View)
401 SW Second Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
|Minimum Age: 9|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|