Moonlight Turtle Walks

On your Florida bucket list -- somewhere between shaking paws with the six-toed Hemingway cats and seeing the mermaids perform at Weeki Wachee -- should be a late-night walk to witness a female loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs. If you haven't crossed it off your list yet, you need to get to the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science (stat!) for Moonlight, Sea Turtles, and You! Turtle Walks with the Museum. Beginning Tuesday and running through July 10, the museum staff hosts an evening of hands-on education and discovery in which guests will learn about the natural history and myths of turtles, including land, freshwater, and saltwater turtles. You'll meet the museum's resident 9-month-old female loggerhead before venturing out to the beach on a guided walk where (nature permitting) guests have the chance to see a 300-pound loggerhead lay her eggs. Along the walk, educators will answer questions about conservation efforts, threats, and nesting. Guests should be prepared to walk one to two miles. Advance registration is required. Call 954-713-0930, or visit The event starts at 9 p.m. at 401 SW Second St. in Fort Lauderdale and costs $17.
Mondays-Sundays, 9 p.m. Starts: June 3. Continues through July 10, 2014