Tonca’s 51st Birthday Celebration

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Tonca’s 51st Birthday Celebration

July 15, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Tonca’s turning 51 on Saturday, July 15 and everyone is invited to his party! This adored Apalachicola Alligator Snapping Turtle has been MOSH’s unofficial mascot since 1994. Along with the festivities, visitors will also get a rare opportunity to see Tonca up-close for his annual weigh-in and check-up. This is the only day of the year that Tonca is removed from MOSH’s Hixon Native Plant Courtyard. Ongoing activities will include games, animals encounters & more!

Schedule of Events:

10 a.m. — 2 p.m.

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Wish Tonca a Happy Birthday and be entered to win a plush turtle from The MOSH Store!
  • Water Analysis Station
  • Science Demo Carts throughout the Museum
  • Ongoing Animal Encounters

1 p.m.

  • Tonca’s Annual Weigh-in & Check-up
  • Special presentation about Tonca during his check-up

Thinking about booking your own party at MOSH?

Guests of Tonca’s Birthday Celebration will receive 10% off any MOSH Birthday Party Package booked that day! More information about booking parties and gatherings at MOSH will be available the day of the event.


July 15, 2017
6:00 am - 10:00 am
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1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207 United States
(904) 396-MOSH