Experience Turtle Fest at SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine, Friday, May 23 through Friday, May 30 and learn about conservation through up close interactions with non-releasable endangered sea turtles. From green sea turtles Hope and Boomer, a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle Squirt, to Eddie a new green sea turtle arriving soon, you’ll be nose-to-nose with these amazing creatures throughout the aquarium.
Turtle Tidbits: Turtle Fest coincides with World Turtle Day on May 23, an annual event created to celebrate and increase awareness of turtle species around the world. Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles are the most endangered species in the world.
Turtle Fest activities include:
- Snap fun photos with your friends and family in front of the exciting photo board featuring SEA LIFE mascot Tyler the Turtle.
- Follow the Turtle Fest scavenger hunt throughout the aquarium to find fun facts on conservation and sea turtles for a chance to win four tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth.
- See how these special creatures make their nests with a special turtle nest replica.
- Go through a turtle excluder and learn first-hand how this device helps a turtle escape when caught in a fisherman’s net.
- Learn about conservation with SEA LIFE aquarists as they host daily Turtle Talks at 12:30 p.m. in Turtle Rescue Center.
- Turtle-themed coloring activities.
- Face painter on Saturday, May 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Follow @sealifegrapevine on Facebook and enter to win a chance to shadow an aquarist for a day, must be 14 years of age.
- From May 23-30, help raise awareness for turtle conservation by sharing your best “Turtle Shellfie” on social media – a selfie impersonating a turtle or with a turtle using the hashtag #turtleshellfiedfw for a chance to win an annual pass to SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine.
- Annual pass holders are invited to bring a friend for FREE each day during Turtle Fest. On Friday, May 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. annual pass holders are invited for a special turtle party with cookies, beverages and behind the scenes access.
Tickets: Admission is $20 for adults, $16 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under. To purchase special discounted tickets visit www.visitsealife.com/grapevine
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – attraction remains open 90 minutes after last admission.
SEA LIFE Aquarium is located in the Grapevine Mills Mall at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway in Grapevine, Texas 76051. Phone: 877-819-7677
The information above was received in a press release.
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