© Charlene N Simmons

How are turtles and tortoises different? How are they similar? Visit different types of turtles and tortoises all around the museum and learn more about these fascinating reptiles.

Teacher Prep

This activity is a ready-made  scavenger hunt that complements our exhibit halls. Just download, print, and make copies for your students!

Don't forget to set the stage for the activity, and clarify any rules.

Note: the Naturalist Center, where the sea turtle shell can be found, is open on weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm and on weekends from 10 am to 5 pm.

Creative Commons Licensed

The above activity is licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) license type by Creative Commons which allows you to remix, tweak, and build upon this work non-commercially as long as you credit the California Academy of Sciences and license any new creations under the identical terms.

Appropriate for: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
Standards for: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Activity Time: 30 minutes
Subjects: Life Science, Using Information
Exhibits: Naturalist Center, Water Planet