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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 turtle.

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         
 
Tuesday,   June 5
Wednesday,   June 6
Thursday,   June 7
Tuesday,   June 12
Wednesday,   June 13
Thursday,   June 14
Tuesday,   June 19
Wednesday,   June 20
Thursday,   June 21
Wednesday,   June 27
Thursday,   June 28
Tuesday,   July 10
Wednesday,   July 11
 
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE

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).



Media Contact: Jody Ligas 954.713.0904 or Theresa Waldron 954.713.0901
 
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