The Live Turtle And Tortoise Museum is a unique attraction located in Singapore, dedicated to the preservation and conservation of turtles and tortoises. It was established in 2001 by a passionate turtle lover, Ms. Connie Tan, and her father. They have been rescuing and caring for these reptiles for over two decades.
The museum is home to over 800 turtles and tortoises of more than 50 different species, including rare and endangered ones such as the Indian Star Tortoise, Radiated Tortoise, and the African Spurred Tortoise. Visitors can see these fascinating creatures up close and learn about their habitat, behavior, and unique features.
One of the highlights of the museum is the giant tortoise exhibit, where visitors can see some of the largest tortoises in the world, such as the Aldabra Giant Tortoise, which can weigh up to 250kg and live up to 200 years. Visitors can also witness the feeding of these gentle giants and watch them roam freely in their spacious enclosures.
Another popular exhibit is the turtle pond, which is home to several species of turtles, including the Red-eared Slider, Chinese Softshell Turtle, and the Painted Turtle. Visitors can feed the turtles and even hold them under the guidance of the museum’s staff.
The museum also has a breeding program for turtles and tortoises, aimed at increasing their population and conserving the endangered species. Visitors can learn about the breeding process and see the hatchlings in their incubators.
Apart from the exhibits, the museum also offers educational programs and workshops for children and adults to learn more about turtles and tortoises and their importance in the ecosystem. The museum’s mission is to promote awareness and conservation of these ancient creatures and to inspire visitors to take action to protect them and their habitats.
How to Go to The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum Singapore
Address: ORTO 81 Lor Chencharu Singapore 769198 (Moving)
Bus: 39, 85, 117, 663, 851, 852, 853, 854, 855, 857, 858, 965, 969
Nearest MRT: Khatib MRT
Admission: Charges apply
You can book tickets online via Klook.
Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum Opening Hours
Time: 10am to 6pm
Nearby places to check out:
- ORTO (Moving)
- Groundup Initiative (Moving)
- Lower Seletar Reservoir Park
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