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The Chicago Turtle Club was founded in 1988 to serve the needs of turtle and tortoise enthusiasts of all ages who seek more information or help in maintaining the well being, safety, and environment of their turtles or tortoises. CTC membership is open to all with an interest in turtles or tortoises. To learn more about CTC membership, swim on over to the About the CTC Page.
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The Chicago Turtle Club's
Fall Turtle & Tortoise Show

Sept 20

1:00 PM
3:30 PM


North Park

Fall Turtle Show
September 20

Calling all turtle enthusiasts to the Fall CTC Turtle and Tortoise Extravaganza where CTC members and friends will exhibit their favorite turtles & tortoises.

  • See a large number of unusual turtles and tortoises.
  • Free information and care sheets.
  • Experienced turtle mavens will answer your questions on turtle selection, housing, and husbandry.
  • See turtles perform remarkable feats of daring and intelligence . . . well not really - but they are cute and fun to watch.
  •  Bring your speediest box turtle to the outdoor box turtle race-weather permitting.

The public, children, and turtles are cordially invited. No turtle experience necessary.  You need not need to be a member to exhibit your turtle, but please transport your turtle safely and exhibit in clean and healthful enclosures.

Free admission and parking..

Sunday, September 20
1:00 PM 'til 3:30 PM  
( Turtle Set-up begins at Noon)

North Park Village Nature Center Classroom or on the deck and grounds
  - weather permitting!

5801 North Pulaski Road - Chicago

For more information, e-mail



Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum located at Fullerton and Cannon Drive, Wednesday, September 23, 7:30 pm
Upcoming Chicago Turtle Club Events
Oct 25
Scary Turtle Day
Nov 29
Turtle Memorabilia and Kitsch Show
Dec 20
The Holidays Potluck Party
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Meeting Photos & Notes
CTC member Jim Walker shares his Galapagos adventure. Click for a sampling of Jim's Galapagos photographs

At the July meeting, CTC members presented their favorite turtle keeping tips. Click for a turtle tips summary.

In June, the Chicago Turtle Club enjoyed a guided tour of its home, the North Park Village Nature Center. Our thanks to Mr. Robert Porter for an entertaining and informative walking tour. Click to view tour photos

Last winter, Kirsten Kranz joined a host of volunteers in Florida to triage over 3,000 confiscated turtles that had poured into a local rescue facility as a result of a massive Asian turtle confiscation. She presented her reflections upon those hectic Florida days at April's Chicago Turtle Club meeting. Click here to view her photos of the rescue.

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  September, 2009

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