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Exhibits and Public Programs

Science Movie Night: Turtle

Turtle: The Incredible Journey tells the story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. From a beach in Florida she rides the Gulf Stream to the frozen north, swimming around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and then back to the beach where she was born. Just one in a thousand turtles will make it safely home.

Following the film, staff from The Living Planet Aquarium will join us to share the story of their rescued green sea turtle and answer your turtle questions.

Lisa Thompson

AS NHMU’s exhibit developer, Lisa Thompson crafts compelling stories of the natural world to share with Museum visitors. She works with curators, designers and many other Museum staff to select topics for exhibits, develop concept plans and write the labels for exhibits large and small.

Sarah B. George

Sarah B. George, Ph.D, is the Executive Director of the Natural History Museum of Utah and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of Utah. Working in museums since she was an undergraduate at the University of Puget Sound, she received her M.S. at Fort Hays State University in western Kansas, and her Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico as a field biologist, mammalogist, and evolutionary geneticist.