Moonlight, Sea Turtles and You!
Turtle Walks with the Museum of Discovery and Science take place
Tuesday, June 5 – July 11, 2006
Fort Lauderdale, May 29, 2007 –
Beginning Tuesday, June 5, the Museum of Discovery and Science
will host summer evening Turtle Walks. The whole family can
participate in an evening of discovery while uncovering the
natural history and myths of turtles, and watch a 400-pound
Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs.
Guests will also meet, Buddy, the Museum’s resident Loggerhead
At 9 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 meet Buddy, the Museum’s resident
Loggerhead sea turtle, who is approximately 1½ years old and
weighs almost 9 lbs. Buddy’s size is comparable to that of an
over inflated football with flippers! Museum staff will provide
answers to questions about nesting, threats and conservation
before proceeding to the beach.
The adventure continues on the Fort Lauderdale beach where
Museum expert guides will lead guests to the sea turtle’s
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.
Guests should be prepared to walk approximately one to two
miles, and provide their own transportation and snacks. Advance
reservations are required as space is limited. Please call
954.713.0930 to make reservations. Prices are $14 for members
and $16 for non-members.
2007 Turtle Walk Dates
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide
experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for
children and adults through exhibits, programs and films.
Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility
served approximately 400,000 visitors annually. Major
operational support for the Museum is provided through generous
support by Leadership Guild members including: City Furniture,
JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun-Sentinel and Wachovia.
The Museum is open seven days per week (365 days a year); Monday
through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to
6 p.m. with extended IMAX hours on Friday and Saturday evenings.
General admission prices are $15 for adults; $14 for seniors;
$12 for children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A General
Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and
one 45-minute IMAX® film. The Museum of Discovery and
Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort
Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the
Museum, visitors should call (954) 467-MODS (6637).