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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The knowledgeable staff answered all my question and knew alot about the island in general. Check... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Birmingham, Alabama
Wonderful place to visit

This place is doing a lot of good for the area. It's nice to have this to rehab and protect the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The knowledgeable staff answered all my question and knew alot about the island in general. Check he schedule before you go to be sure to be there for feedings and other special programs they have throughout the day

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is doing a lot of good for the area. It's nice to have this to rehab and protect the turtles of the area. Everyone was nice and friendly. The place is well maintained too. Nice visit. Neat little gift shop with many turtle...More

Thank tarryma
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center was a very educational experience. Every person that visits Jekyll Island should go.

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This facility is geared towards education. If you are looking to see lots of turtles you may be disappointed. Learned a lot about lifecycle and habitat of turtles with hands-on exhibits. Good for children of all ages. Less than 2 hours to make your way...More

Thank HunBabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our recent visit to the Sea Turtle Center. There was a lot going on with it being Halloween weekend and many activities for younger children so probably not the best time to stroll through & read all the exhibits, but we still...More

Thank Betty W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't wait to visit again, so informative, an amazing learning experience. The care and rehabilitation of the turtles is amazing to see. The gift shop is beautiful.

Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great family visit to the center lots information. Learnt a lot about sea turtles and got to see several being treated at the center. Good value for money and the behind the scenes is recommended.

Thank Ricofah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes!! Visit the sea turtle center and see all the great educational and rescue efforts made to save the sea turtles up and down the southeastern seaboard. This would be great for school-age children able to read multiple displays. I enjoyed it a bunch but...More

Thank cinbau1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun spot full of lots of information. It also has an animal hospital that you can actually watch procedures. There are several turtles in various stages of recovery and you can read about their stories. They rehab and release. Don’t think u...More

Thank lhamdog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So informative... Hats off to the volunteers & staff for being so knowledgeable & dedicated. Periodic interactive presentations introduce you to the "patients" that are in rehab, their treatments, & results. Exhibits change regularly. The gift shop has many "made in GA" & turtle-specific offerings....More

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3 April 2018|
Response from WarmTread | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling the center, to be sure, but i doubt dogs are allowed inside the facility. I didnt see any on the premises while i was there.
28 March 2018|
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Response from MitchellsWIGA | Reviewed this property |
I am sure if you ask in advance
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3 March 2018|
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Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!! Plenty of hands-on educational exhibits. And if you can set it up at just the right time, the kids can be there for a turtle feeding and possibly even watch Dr. Norton and his staff caring for a turtle!