The Wetlands Institute Hosts 8th Annual Turtle Fest

STONE HARBOR – On Saturday, March 31, The Wetlands Institute will host its 8th Annual Turtle Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fun-filled day will kick off with a pancake breakfast with scheduled seatings at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Children can enjoy a different twist on the traditional egg hunt with a terrapin-themed egg hunt. They can also create arts and crafts, help a naturalist search for turtle hatchlings along the Salt Marsh Trail, see live animal presentations, and stop by the aquarium to say hello to the octopus and watch the animals have breakfast, too! Plus, children can earn a few turtle bucks and cash them in for prizes!

Cost for non-members is $12 for adults, $10 for children and $35 for a family pack of four (two adults, two children). Cost for members is $8 for adults, $6 for children and $25 for a family pack of four.

Reservations are recommended for breakfast seatings and can be submitted using the form at, or by calling (609) 368-1211.

The Wetlands Institute has hosted this event for the past eight years in an effort to increase awareness for the human-related struggles the diamondback terrapin faces and promote conservation of the species. To find out more about The Wetlands Institute’s terrapin conservation programs and how you can help, please visit