Photos courtesy of Adventure Aquarium
They outlasted dinosaurs, the Ming Dynasty and even the return of 80’s fashion. Over millions of years, these species have developed incredible survival strategies that have enabled them to survive since prehistoric times. Now, Adventure Aquarium guests are invited to experience this amazing journey, first-hand, through the Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Turtles: Journey of Survival.
From January 14th through March 24th, Adventure Aquarium invites you to this limited-engagement exhibit which showcases an impressive array of land and aquatic turtle and tortoise species from all over the world. The exhibit includes the largest and most diverse collection of turtles ever assembled at Adventure Aquarium and will feature special character appearances, live shows and programming designed to shed light on local conservation efforts and practical ways to help protect turtles in the wild.
“We’re confident this exhibit will be a hit with our guests due to the simple fact that turtles are so adored by people of all ages,” said Nikki Grandinetti, Curator of Fish & Invertebrates at Adventure Aquarium, who was instrumental in organizing the collection. “We’re very proud of this collection and look forward to showcasing this broad range of exquisite turtle and tortoise species for our guests.”
From a tiny turtle no larger than a postage stamp to a sea turtle that weighs over 450 pounds, Turtles: Journey of Survival introduces guests to a variety of turtle and tortoise in exhibits that highlight the evolution, biology, habitats and unique characteristics of these remarkable reptiles. Discover how certain species uses camouflage to hunt for prey, or why Painted Wood turtles dance for their food; learn what turtle belts out a high-pitched cry to scare away predators and which tortoise can live to be 100 years old; see the biggest fresh water turtle in North America and marvel at the largest hard-shelled sea turtle species in the world!