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.
At 9 p.m., the adventure begins 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 Museumâ€™s Ambassador Loggerhead sea turtle who is almost one year old.
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 will lead guests to the sea turtleâ€™s nesting grounds. We can’t guarantee a sea turtle will be spotted on every walk, but when it does happen, it’s a natural wonder that no one will ever forget.
Guests should be prepared to walk approximately 1 to 2 miles, and provide their own transportation and snacks. Participants must be 9 years of age or older. Advance reservations are required as space is limited. Prices are $18 for members and $20 for non-members.