Tonca’s 56th Birthday Bash

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Tonca’s 56th Birthday Bash

July 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm2:00 pm

Tonca, our adored alligator snapping turtle, is turning 56 years young on Saturday, July 9! Each year for his birthday celebration, Tonca ventures out from his home in the Hixon Native Plant Courtyard for his annual weigh-in and checkup. Join us at MOSH for a fun-filled party with Tonca and friends! Let’s shell-ebrate!

VIT (Very Important Tonca) Experience

$35 Adult | $32 Youth

MOSH Members receive a 10% discount on tickets to the VIT Experience

Each purchase of the VIT Experience goes directly to the support, care, and enrichment of Tonca and his friends. Guests will participate in a private animal encounter with Tonca during his annual weigh-in and checkup. Check-in for the VIT Experience is at 12:45 p.m. in the JEA Science Theater. The VIT Experience party package includes:

  • General Admission to the Museum
  • Complimentary Seating in the JEA Science Theater for the Annual Weigh-in & Checkup at 1 p.m.
  • Party Hats to Wish Tonca a Happy Birthday
  • Special Animal Show with Tonca’s Friends
  • Delicious Kilwins Ice Cream Treats
  • Chance to Win Tonca-approved MOSH Swag
  • Tonca-themed Arts & Crafts in the Creation Station



July 9, 2022
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207 United States
(904) 396-6674
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