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MOSH celebrates Tonca's 50th birthday

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Museum of Science and History celebrates the 50th birthday of their beloved Apalachicola Alligator Snapping Turtle on Saturday - and you're invited. 

Tonca has been the unofficial mascot of the Museum since 1994.

He only comes out of his pond for the public once a year, on his birthday.

The celebration will include games, animal encounters, and treats.

Tonca’s annual weigh-in and check-up will take place at 1 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Community Conference Room.

The event is free with paid general admission.