The sea sparkles under the moonlight, diamonds glittering on its waves. The sea-breeze whispers on your arms and legs, sweet and cool. It’s right that the night feels special, that you can almost taste its magic. Because you are about to watch an ancient ritual unfold under the cover of darkness.
During June and July, you can participate in a Turtle Walk at the Museum of Discovery and Science (401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-713-0930). In this family-friendly experience, you’ll have a chance to watch a 300 pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs. She may have traveled thousands of miles to lay her own eggs on the same beach where she hatched.
Your evening will begin with an informative hands-on session about sea turtles. The adventure continues to Fort Lauderdale Beach where Museum expert guides will lead you to the sea turtle's nesting grounds to look for these creatures. They cannot guarantee a sea turtle will be spotted on every walk but when it does happen, it’s amazing.
Details: The walks are from 9 p.m. to approximately 1 a.m. and cost $20. Reservations are required. Guests should be prepared to walk approximately one to two miles, and provide their own transportation and snacks.