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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Jekyll Island, GA

Zoos & Wildlife
4 (5 reviews)

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Address: Hopkins Ave, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, USA How do we get there? Number: 912 635 4444
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About this activity

Georgia Sea Turtle Center is an adorable day out for the family where you can visit an actual sea turtle hospital and see all of the recovering patients!

This animal-tastic experience in Georgia offers an interactive exhibit gallery, as well as the rehabilitation paviloin, where there are often many patients there waiting for their visitors! (That's you!)

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a great way for kids to not only see how the sea turtles are recovering, but also a great way to learn all about the species, as well as their habits and habitats.

Did you know that the diamondback terrapin lives in the marsh, and is in fact the ONLY known turtle that spends most of it's life there? See, you are learning already, and they are the kind of fun facts that you will leave the Georgia Sea Turtle Center with!

The center also has daily programs that you can participate in, giving you a deeper insight into these cute creatures. You can witness the little patients being fed, and you can actually go and meet them! There are also behind the scenes tours on certain days with limited availability, so get in quick for those!

Don't miss the fun events too that are held across the year, including evening turtle walks and rides over summer. How fun!

Enjoy a beautiful animal experience with some beautiful animals on your next peachy family day out  - it is Georgia after all!

Activity location


The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is located on Hopkins Rd on the left in the former Power Plant building.

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How much does it cost?






$5 (Ages 4-12)


Free Under

3 years.


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Georgia Sea Turtle Center FAQ’s

They are dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating these amazing creatures, so every day they are doing their bit. You can help by visiting, as the admission goes towards their cause!

There are plenty of places to eat in the area so grab something before your visit!

Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.

The Turtle Shop is filled with sea turtle and marine life merchandise, and all of the proceeds go towards food and medical care! Make sure you take that pocket money

They have great regular programs for classes for a unique learning experience. Each of the programs teach students something different about the animals, including threats for endangered animals. They also offer outreach programs and homeschool events

Speak to staff about the accessibility of the center if you have any questions

The behind the scenes tours are extra cost on top of the admission

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