Sea Life Aquarium Kansas City starts Turtle Fest with Turtle Education Day

Attraction partners with local conservation departments to raise awareness about turtle protection

Contact: Elizabeth Mathews 816-566-3964 elizabeth.mathews@merlinentertainments.biz

Kansas City, Missouri (May 12, 2014) – Turtles will flood SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City during Turtle Education Day on May 17, 2014. The attraction has partnered with Lakeside Nature Center and Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center to bring various species of turtles to raise awareness about turtle conservation in the Midwest.

During Turtle Education Day, guests can observe and learn about the various types of turtles, including an African spurred tortoise, musk turtle, red-eared sliders, ornate box turtle, plus many more.

Turtle Education Day is part of Turtle Fest which will include fun and exciting activities for young and old alike. Activities available during Turtle Fest include an educational scavenger hunt, turtle talks and the movie of a green sea turtle’s journey to Kansas City. Activities during Turtle Fest will take place May 12-23, 2014.

As part of Turtle Fest, SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City’s Facebook page, is hosting a contest to win an exclusive VIP package where the winner will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the attraction.

“Since opening, SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City has put a major focus in turtle conservation and protection,” says Joanna Hobday, marketing manager for SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City. “We love the opportunity to teach our guests how they can help freshwater and saltwater turtles right here in the Midwest.”

The Turtle Fest activities will be free to guests with paid admission into the attraction. For more information regarding the event, please visit SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium’s website.

About SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium opened in April 2012. SEA LIFE Kansas City takes visitors on an enthralling two hour journey from the fresh waters of the Missouri River, into the mighty Mississippi River then out into the warm blue coral strewn waters of the Caribbean Sea, ending in the deep dark abyss of the Atlantic Ocean. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. In addition, a stunning centerpiece is a huge tropical ocean tank with a walk-through underwater tunnel. To get any closer you’d have to get wet!

Merlin Entertainments MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 100 attractions, 10 hotels/3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 + employees.

Merlin has twenty attractions and one hotel in North America - including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas and Hollywood; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; and Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte – Concord - underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.

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