Join Us to Celebrate Turtles and Learn What You Can Do to Protect Them During this Special Event
• Turtle Facts and Quiz Trail - Learn all about some of our favorite sea creatures from the facts posted throughout the aquarium and complete Tyler’s Quiz
• Tyler the Turtle Coloring Contest - Help Tyler design a new pair of swim trunks and enter to win free Annual Passes!
• Animated Turtle Show - Be sure to stop by our theater to visit our cartoon turtle and learn more about the ocean. On Saturdays and Sundays during the festival get a special preview of the turtles we will be featuring in our Turtle Shelter exhibit this summer!
• Name our Cartoon Turtle! - After you have met our turtle in the show, be sure to stop by our voting booth at the exit to help us choose a name for him. Donate money in the canister of the name you like the most. All proceeds of the vote go to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the turtle rehabilitation center that rescued our green sea turtle, Gertrude.
While Turtle Fest only lasts until May 23rd, we will keep celebrating turtles throughout 2013 with the opening of our new exhibit, Turtle Shelter!
Coming summer of 2013, everything turns turtle in our amazing Turtle Shelter for creatures with a 200 million year history. This special exhibit houses weird and wondrous freshwater turtles and even some of their tanks are turtle-shaped. Marvel at their strange looks and bizarre lifestyles and learn how you can help our shelled friends fight for survival.
SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium is excited to announce a new addition. Gertrude the Green Sea Turtle arrived in February. She is Missouri's first endangered sea turtle and we are thrilled to make Kansas City her home!
Check out this great video for the details.