The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum in Singapore
Most wildlife lovers would have probably visited the animal attractions in Singapore such as the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. However, if you have a penchant for our hard-shelled, reptilian friends, a place like The Live Turtle & Tortoise museum might just be your heaven on Earth.
Guinness World Record holder with over 700 kinds of turtles
Established back in 2001, the museum holds a Guinness World Record for their extensive collection of these reptiles. You’ll get the chance to look at animals you thought you’d only see on National Geographic, from common red-eared slider we see at the reservoirs all over the island to large Sulcata Tortoises.
Standard tickets are typically priced at $14, while tickets for children aged 3-6 and seniors above 60 are $10. However, if you are a Singaporean resident or PR, flash your IC to get a $4 discount!
Pet and feed the animals
Unlike zoos and other animal conservatories where there are barriers to prevent you from getting close to the animals, they have free-ranging tortoises here that you can interact with.
Visitors are allowed to pet the tortoises, as long as they don’t lift them up. You can even purchase feed from the museum, but be extra careful with your fingers as the turtles and tortoises can pack a powerful bite!
Option to volunteer and donate to the museum
The museum has been keeping its entry prices low since opening its doors so as to make their turtles accessible to as many people as possible. However, it has been hard to keep up with the costs, and they almost closed down in 2018.
Donations are essential to help them stay in operation, and can be made via PayNow, bank transfer, cheque, and even by subscribing to their Patreon page! Otherwise, you can also volunteer and help them with the cleaning and maintenance of the facility.
Visit The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore
It’s not everyday that we get to see exotic animals like these IRL on our tiny island, so be sure to make your way down to The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum to check out what it has to offer!
Address: 81, #01-16 Lor Chencharu, ORTO, 769198
Opening hours: 10AM – 6PM, Daily