Terrapin Station

The Terrapin Station, is the first exhibit in the world that is dedicated to the life history of the diamondback terrapin. Visitors can learn more about this landmark conservation project through a variety of informational displays. We take you through the life and troubles of the native turtles from birth and learn what the Institute is doing to help them.

The diamondback terrapin is a keystone species whose very presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life. Since the Wetlands Institute values the importance of diamondback terrapins to wetland habitats, terrapin research and educational programming has been the focus of our conservation efforts for two decades. In fact, our diamondback terrapin project has received national attention from ABC and NBC News, New York Times and the National Geographic Society.


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