Go slow on Sunday and visit turtles, tortoises in Ventura
Want to take things a little slow on Sunday? Then head to downtown Ventura for a visit with some turtles and tortoises.
In observance of World Turtle Day, the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., is hosting a visit by the California Turtle and Tortoise Club from noon to 4 p.m.
Club members will bring four species of turtle to the museum to teach children about their lives, their care and their origins. There will be a special appearance by Tut, a male California desert tortoise, and a sulcata tortoise of African origin. Hatchling tortoises will also be there.
The club is dedicated to turtle and tortoise preservation, conservation and education. Founded in 1964, the club promotes and facilitates the care, rescue and adoption of native and non-native species.
During Sunday’s event, youngsters can take part in a craft session and create their own turtle figure, using a bowl for a shell, to take home.
Children will be admitted free for the event. Admission is $5 for adults 18 and older.