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Shellebrate Globally & Locally for World Turtle Day® - Find an Event Near You!

Every year World Turtle Day® is shellebrated all around the world. Find an event near you or online and join the global shellebration on May 23rd...let's party!

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🇺🇸 USA 🇺🇸


BARC Turtle Art Run in celebration of World Turtle Day

Campbell, CA

Thursday, May 23rd at 6pm

Join BARC for our annual Turtle Stava Art Run in celebration of World Turtle Day on Thursday, May 23rd at 6pm 🥳🎉  This is a free event for runners, joggers, walkers & strollers and all paces!


Turtle Day - Free Open Lab Hours

My Nature Lab

Louisville, CO

Thursday, May 23, 2024

We’re shellebrating all things turtles at My Nature Lab on World Turtle Day this May 23!


World Turtle Day Celebration at Kellogg Environmental Center

Derby, CT

Saturday, May 25, 2024 10am to 1pm

Spend a free day with us and learn about CT turtles, plus some exotic species as well. You can meet a variety of turtles and learn how to help keep turtles wild and healthy. Enjoy crafts,, scavenger hunts and turtle exhibits as we help celebrate World Turtle Week.

World Turtle Day Special Story Time

Windsor Public Library

Windsor, CT

Thursday, May 23, 2024 10:30am

Join us for a special storytime celebration of World Turtle Day! Let's learn about the many different turtles around us! Stories, jokes, poems and a special turtle craft are always a part of our special day.  Please register.


World Turtle Day at Panola Mountain State Park

Stockbridge, GA

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 3-4pm

Happy World Turtle Day! Come meet and learn some turtle-y cool adaptations and facts about our ambassador turtles. This event is free for all ages. This event will be held in the amphitheater right outside of the Nature Center, but in the event of rain, it will be held inside the Nature Center.

World Turtle Day Turtle Walk

Black Rock Mountain State Park

Mountain City, GA Thursday, May 23, 2024, 3:30-5pm

Come celebrate World Turtle Day by walking around Black Rock Mountain Lake with us as we look for and learn about turtles.


Turtles of Will County

Joliet, IL

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:30am, Isle a la Cache Museum

In shell-ebration of World Turtle Day on May 23, an interpretive naturalist will give an informative presentation on the different turtle species that can be found in Will County, followed by a feeding of our resident Blanding’s turtles.


World Turtle Day Cleanup at Susquehanna River

Conowingo, MD

Wednesday, May 22

We will be celebrating one of Port Deposit and Susquehanna River's favorite residents, the Northern Map Turtle, with a cleanup for World Turtle Day. Local residents and organizations have played a major role in protecting this state-endangered species and we wish to help continue this effort by keeping the riparian area clear of litter and debris where these turtles nest and bathe in the sun. We will be working with Towson University to clean out the living habitat in Marina Park in addition to the areas along rte. 222 and Conowingo Park. The Bog Turtle is another endangered species that calls this area home and Bog Turtle Brewery will be thanking volunteers with a refillable growler. We will be meeting at Conowingo Park to sign in, pass out supplies and assign areas. If you would like to volunteer or contribute, please e-mail


All Ages Afternoon-World Turtle Day

Randolph County Public Libraries

Asheboro, NC Thursday, May 23. 3:30-4:30pm Join us as we celebrate turtles with fun facts and turtle crafts.

World Turtle Day Shellebration at McDowell Nature Center

Charlotte, NC

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 6pm

Shellebrate World Turtle Day at McDowell Nature Center! Meet the turtle ambassadors and discover new facts about what makes turtles so special. Spend some time with the turtles while they sunbathe and finish up with a turtle craft!


World Turtle Day at Mentor Public Library

Mentor, OH

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 6-7pm

Kids ages 6-10 can join us to celebrate World Turtle Day with a craft, games, and appreciation of all things Turtle! Please register to attend.


Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park

Murfreesboro, TN

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Join us for day dedicated to our shelled friends as we SHELL-ebrate, and discover, ways to increase turtle conservation around the world. In addition, find out steps to become a better GREEN family at home and in your schools to help out all the critters on this planet – including us! Enjoy activities, crafts, live animals, and more! Free for all ages. No registration.


Shellebrating World Turtle Day on May 23rd

Neenah, WI

J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

We are excited to invite you to join us at J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue as we SHELL-ebrate World Turtle Day on May 23rd, 2024! Educational Activities: Learn about the differences between turtles and tortoises, their habitats, and conservation efforts. Meet Our Turtles: Get up close and personal with some of the turtles we have rescued and hear their inspiring stories.



Beach Clean-up for World Turtle Day

Tortola, BVI

Join the RISA Events Team on Long Bay Beach East at 7am to support World Turtle Day and help maintain valuable habitats for generations to come!


Turtle Month of May

Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises of India

We are celebrating our 6th annual “Turtle Month of May” that includes a month long social media outreach on FB and Instagram, turtle walks in 2-3 cities, workshops for veterinarians, webinars, and a turtle spotting marathon for our citizen science project with the India Biodiversity Portal


The Turtle in Art

Scuola CPIA "Maestro A. Manzi" Piedmont, Italy

Painting exhibition dedicated to "The Turtle in Art": 150 thematic paintings created by the students of Prof. Cecilia Prete's painting course, at the CPIA School: Provincial Adult Education Center, "Maestro Alberto Manzi" of Casale Monferrato, in province of Alessandria, in Piedmont (Italy).

🇬🇧 UK

World Turtle Day Craft

Littleborough, England

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Join us at Littleborough Library to celebrate World Turtle Day and craft your own turtle to take home.


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