SeaWorld Orlando has several new things opening this year, and one of them has already opened just a few days ago. It’s called Turtle Trek, and it’s a cool exhibit that shows off and gives information about the endangered sea turtles.
This big exhibit has several different sections to it, both inside and outside. On the outside you can walk along a trail and look down upon a big tank that has manatees SeaWorld is rehabilitating that have been injured or baby manatees.
Inside the exhibit you can view sea turtles in a giant aquarium that even goes over you. So you can see them gliding above you or through the glass that is taller than a person.
You can see both Green sea turtles and Hawksbill sea turtles, two of the most endangered sea turtles. There are fish and other salt water aquarium plants and animals in this exhibit so it really looks cool.
You also can go into a room where they show a giant 3D movie about sea turtles, explaining all about them, where they live, why they are endangered and how people can and are helping them. The screen is all around you like a bubble, neat!
There are some interactive exhibits also kids and adults can play that help you learn about sea turtles and the conservation efforts that are going on to save them.
So it’s basically an exhibit for both their manatees and sea turtles, only with much better viewing and housing than they use to have. It’s been a big hit so far and I highly recommend checking it out.
SeaWorld’s Turtle Trek is located in the left hand-back side of the park as you walk in. Basically in the same place the “old” manatees exhibit was behind Dolphin cove. Check it out!