Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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214 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island, GA 31527 214 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+19126354444
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Stop by Jekyll Island's Georgia Sea Turtle Center, GA today and have a fun-filled adventure with the whole entire family. Head to this place for some fun, laughs, and a great experience.

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    Sun
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Tue-Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 2 years ago
Great day with the grandkids.
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A 1/2 day well spendt
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Report | 3 years ago
Before you go, find out the time for the feeding and intro of the turtles.
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Report | 3 years ago
Normally a self guided tour; requires about an hour if taking time to read all the displays. Couple presentations - one in main building and one the 'tank room' - are given a few times throughout the day on the hour; just short of 30 minutes, they are very informative. The gift shop has many great items for sale including opportunity to sponsor one of the turtle patients in the rehabilitation center; comes with monthly updates on the turtle's condition. Good time and educational.
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Report | 3 years ago
Its awesomd
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Amazing !! Such Beautiful Creatures!!
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Report | 3 years ago
My 8 year old granddaughter really enjoyed the sea turtles. There were some interactive exhibits. We saw a new turtle being "patched up" and saw the turtles in the hospital. We were just leaving & 3 turtles were brought outside to wander and eat the grass, so we were able to get up close to them.
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Report | 3 years ago
Fantastic museum
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Report | 3 years ago
The center was small but very informative. It's great for kids from maybe age 8 and up. Great information about conservation and the gift shop is delightful. Seeing real turtles was really neat. Not for young children.
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Neat to see the recovering turtles. Be sure to take the time to read the laminated pages in front of each of the pools. It gives a history of why each turtle was rescued.
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First and foremost, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center's mission is to provide ill or injured sea turtles with medical attention, nursing them back to health before—ideally—releasing them back into the ocean. Fortunately for the public, the center lets other wildlife enthusiasts visit their patients and hold up get-well cards to the viewing window. Inside Jekyll Island's historic power plant building, visitors watch marine biologists care for and feed the remarkable reptiles.

Through hands-on exhibits, the center offers additional insight into the natural lives of sea turtles as well as the threats that these turtles face along the Georgia coast. In addition to educating visitors about wildlife conservation, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center also supports ecological research programs that study ways to help the area's species survive even as their natural landscapes undergo drastic changes.

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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