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‘Turtle Travels’ exhibit arrives at Discovery Center this weekend

A new exhibit exploring the world of turtles and tortoises is opening at the Discovery Center in Ocala this weekend.

“Turtle Travels” will open to the public on Saturday, January 20 at the Discovery Center, which is located at 701 NE Sanchez Avenue.

Discovery Center in Ocala Florida
The Discovery Center at 701 NE Sanchez Avenue in Ocala

Visitors will learn about the various habitats and migration patterns of turtles and tortoises, as well as the threats that they face.

During the interactive exhibit, guests will play a giant board game to help a turtle safely navigate its migration route, design a turtle-friendly housing development, and see how shell shapes suit different lifestyles and habitats.

In addition, guests will get to view the waters from a loggerhead sea turtle’s perspective as the reptile swims.

The turtle-themed exhibit will remain on display at the Discovery Center through Saturday, May 11. The science center is open on Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

General admission to the Discovery Center is $8 per person or $28 for a family of four. Annual memberships are also available for individuals and families.

The Discovery Center also offers additional educational opportunities for a $3 add-on to the price of general admission, including StarLab Planetarium shows (every Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.) and Spy Science Saturdays (second Saturday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.).

For more information, call 352-401-3900 or visit the City of Ocala’s Discovery Center webpage.