Merlin’s Sea Life Orlando aquarium at the Orlando Eye has hatched a new attraction with the opening of Turtle Fest, a new interactive exhibit paying tribute to turtles, tortoises and terrapins. The family-friendly exhibit features several new reptiles, including the Diamondback Terrapin, Northern Red-bellied Cooter, the Australian snake-necked turtle and more.
The exhibit is designed to teach young visitors all about these reptiles, from their environments and diets to how they can help with conservation efforts to protect turtles from habitat loss, pollution and other environmental dangers.
“Florida’s coastal regions are home to a wide variety of turtles, and it is only natural that we would create an exhibit dedicated to this resilient reptile,” said Sea Life Orlando Curator Andrew Nerness. “We’re excited to provide kids and families with a fun and educational exhibit in an interactive environment.”
You can learn more about the new Turtle Fest exhibit on our April 28th episode of Attractions The Show below.
For more information on Turtle Fest or to buy tickets, go to VisitSEALIFE.com/Orlando.