The Lakeshore Museum Center in Muskegon will be hosting the Turtle Travels exhibit starting Friday through Sept. 4.
The interactive exhibit will allow visitors to get a perspective on the life of a turtle. Guests will be able to learn about turtles’ habitation, body and the hazards they encounter in the wild.
When families arrive at the exhibition entrance, kids can pose as a turtle in front of a marsh habitat backdrop. The interactive games in the exhibit will help kids know what it is like for turtles to cross a road or traverse changing habitats.
Guests can be a tracker and see how biologists track animals in the wild such as an underwater video that shows how a sea turtle swim. Kids can also trek along the turtle terrain and see how slow and steady turtles move.
The exhibition has a variety of family-friendly components, including:
- A Swiss Army turtle with moveable feet illustrating how turtles’ limbs are adapted to fit their environment
- A station to build the arch of a turtle’s shell
- A restful spot to lounge on a turtle and discover the many turtles that star in children’s tales
Admission for the Turtle Travels exhibit is free for Muskegon County residents and museum members, and $5 for nonresidents ages 3 and up.