Want to know everything about turtles and where to meet them? Hop over to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco where a brand new space is dedicated to these fascinating shell wearing reptiles.

The sea turtle is among the most popular reptile species but is also among the most fragile. Their preservation is at the heart of this brand new space dedicated to them in the Oceanographic Museum, in order to educate the youngest citizens while delighting them. From the aquarium, one can discover this site of more than 550 m2, where turtles swim and play in safety. The Museum also offers educational workshops and activities that will be of interest to the whole family.

A turtle odyssey worth embarking upon

Until January 1, 2020, it will be possible to learn more about turtles through an accessible event on the first floor of the Museum, The Sea Turtle Odyssey, where you can discover the life cycle of these turtles. reptiles, from the hatching of babies (always full of risks) to the migrations that turtles make each year, through the dangers they encounter and the actions taken to preserve them. An initiative followed by concrete effects since the opening of the marine turtle care center inside the Museum last spring, which releases turtles into the open seas after rehabilitating them.

*Article originally published on the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.