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Turtle Fest at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

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TurtleFest photo courtesy SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

One of my most favorite attractions in Orlando is the area known as I-Drive 360. There are several restaurants including Shake Shack and Tapa Toro, a live music venue, shops, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, the 400 ft. tall Orlando Eye and the Sea Life Aquarium. I was thrilled when I was asked to preview the new turtle fest exhibit as part of the aquarium the day before it’s opening on Earth Day April 22.

SeaLife Orlando snake neck turtle Beauty and the Beets

While it is a small area, it is a very informative display with several kinds of turtle species including the snapping turtle, an Australian snake neck and a diamondback terrapin.

Sea Life Aquarium Orlando Beauty and the Beets

There are a few interactive displays where you can learn about their eggs, hatchings and nests.

Sea Life Orlando our family Beauty and the Beets

And plenty of photos and displays where you can learn about their diets, habitats and efforts for their conservation.

Pot Bellied sea horse Sea Life Orlando Beauty and the Beets

We also took the time to explore a bit more of the other exhibits at the aquarium including the magnificent sea horses and the glass tube that takes you through the sharks, sting rays and other fish.

Sea Life Orlando sharks Beauty and the Beets

And while you are there, for an extra $5 you can enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Sea Life Aquarium. We learned about the foods and feeding schedules for the various animals as well as the on-going cleaning of the aquarium.

Sea Life Orlando food preparation Beauty and the Beets

Behind the scenes Sea Life Orlando Beauty and the Beets

We also learned about the medical care the animals receive while at Sea Life.

behind the scenes Orlando Sea Life Aquarium Beauty and the Beets

Sea Life Orlando divers Beauty and the Beets

And we got to watch as the divers entered one of the giant tanks for a show.

Sea Life Orlando diver Beauty and the Beets

Turtle Fest will only be around for a limited time so get your tickets today!!

Sea Life Orlando Beauty and the Beets

The Sea Life Aquarium is part of the I-Drive 360 complex located at :

8449 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Tickets can be purchased online starting at $15.

Orlando Sea Life Aquarium website

Helen Corbin

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

I have always loved turtles. The little ones are so adorable.