The Georgia Sea Turtle Center rehabilitates, researches and provides education programs for sea turtles.
The Center works to increase awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges. They promote responsibility for ecosystem health and empower individuals to act locally, regionally, and globally to protect the environment.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is the coast’s premier marine life rehabilitation, research and education facility. Located in the island’s historic old power plant building, the Center brings in thousands of eager visitors from across the country every year. While visiting the center, guests can experience hands-on exhibits, witness sea turtle operations and interactively learn about the conditions of the delicate coastal ecosystem.
At the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, guests learn about the exciting lives of sea turtles.
We offer opportunities to view sea turtles in their recovery tanks and, if lucky, observe a turtle operation. Our friendly staff of doctors, educators and volunteers are always available to answer any question and enhance guests experiences at this hub of learning and discovery.
The Center is open for individual and family visits, as well as school field trips, public programs and special events. Through our extensive programming and efforts for outreach, it is our mission to highlight Georgia’s unique coastal ecosystem and the mysterious world of these ancient reptiles.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED
Christmas Eve Day: CLOSED
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Day: CLOSED
(All proceeds help to offset operational costs, including the rehabilitation of our patients.)
•$9.63 for adults (13+ years)
•$7.49 for children (4-12 years)
•FREE for Members and for children 3 and under.
Prices include tax.
Visitors under 16 years old must be accompanied by someone 18 years or older.
In accordance with State Health Department regulations, all swimsuits must be covered. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.
Location: 214 Stable Road, Jekyll Island, GA 31527. (877) 453-5955 or Georgia Sea Turtle Center.