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2020 Sea Turtle Walks

MOONLIGHT DISCOVERY!

From spring to early fall, female sea turtles embark on an annual pilgrimage to the same beach they were born to build nests and lay eggs at night and then return back to the ocean.

After incubating for 60 days, baby sea turtles hatch and crawl back into the sea. It’s a perilous journey. According to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, only an estimated one in 1,000 turtles survives to adulthood.

Your adventure begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Museum with a presentation about turtles and then continues at Fort Lauderdale Beach where Museum expert guides lead you to sea turtle nesting grounds. We can’t guarantee a nesting sea turtle will be spotted on every walk, but when it happens, it’s a natural wonder you will never forget! Parking is available in the Museum bus loop on a first come, first- served basis.

  • Arrange your own transportation.
  • Be prepared to walk 1– 2 miles in the sand.
  • Bring your own rain gear and snacks.
Space is limited so book early!

Summer 2020 Dates

*This program is conducted under a state permit and is contingent on Broward County lifting the restrictions surrounding the public being permitted on the beach after sunset.

Prices
Members: $19
Non-members: $21

Age Requirement
Participants must be at least 9 years old.

Reservations
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Questions
For questions, please call 954.713.0930 or email booking@mods.net.

Please Note: Conducting guided sea turtle walks on your own or disturbing sea turtles is against the law. Please keep all lights off while on the beach during sea turtle nesting season, including flashlights, cell phones and cameras. Don’t forget to keep a respectful distance from nesting females or hatchlings.

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