Does your little beach-loving Moana or Maui need a break from the sun? We’ve found a variety of places where you can explore ocean treasures a bit away from shore. Delightful new exhibits abound––from drawing their own sea creature art that comes alive, to being immersed in a cube of bioluminescence, let your little Nemos take the plunge into sea-inspired learning. Click through our slideshow to see where to wonder about what’s beneath the waves.

Annual Turtle and Tortoise Show

What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Find out at San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society's annual show where you’ll get plenty of answers to your questions, experiences with a variety of animals up-close (including a Giant Galapagos tortoise!) and meet some animals available for adoption. There will be lots of unique turtle gear available on sale for little turtle lovers.

When: July 22-23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
Cost: Free
Online: sdturtle.org/july-show

Photo: San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

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––Cherie Gough