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 Tidbit: 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.
· 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 at Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051. For more information call 877-819-7677.