At the Aquarium
Added to Plaza
We invite little visitors to explore our new turtle sculpture, which is a perfect background for your keepsake photos of your visit to Central Wharf.
A new addition to our plaza, the sculpture of the two loggerhead sea turtles sits next to our harbor seal exhibit.
The sculpture is about 5 feet long by 3 feet wide and is about 2 to 2.5 feet tall. The turtle shells are fiberglass casts from a real loggerhead shell, while the head and flippers were artistically sculpted. The turtles rest on an embedded natural driftwood log.
Peter Brady, the Aquariums Manager of Exhibit Production, created the sculpture in 2002 for a changing exhibit in the West Wing called “Living Links: Choices for Survival.” Since it was a freestanding piece intended for children to climb on, it was incorporated in the Animal Hospital exhibit in the space now known as the Blue Planet Center. When the Animal Hospital closed, it was placed in storage for several years. It then found a home outside the entrance to the Quincy Animal Care Center.
Recently the Aquarium decided to refurbish the sculpture and place it on our Central Wharf plaza. We hope it inspires our visitors to learn more about loggerhead sea turtles and the efforts of our Sea Turtle Rescue Team, who are at the beginning of another sea turtle rescue season.