Turtle Hatchlings

Newly-hatched turtles spending their first year of life at the museum

Watch the youngest turtles in the Aquarium Area diving to the bottom of their tank or basking on a log. Each summer the Montshire has incubating turtle eggs on display. The hatchlings that emerge from those eggs are kept in this tank. One year after the turtles hatch at the Montshire, they are released in the area where the eggs were originally found to begin their lives in the wild.