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Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island

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Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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Georgia Sea Turtle Center is dedicated to the rehabilitation and protection of injured, sick, and disabled turtles. Founded as an organization for conservation, the center conducts research and educational programs to increase awareness and support for sea turtles. Though it's a working hospital, the facility is still open to the public. Visit to learn more about turtle conservation, and, of course, say hello to some of the patients. If you're coming from the beach, take note that you must wear shoes, a shirt, and cover your swimsuit. Add Georgia Sea Turtle Center to your Jekyll Island travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jekyll Island trip builder app.
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  • A friend had recommended this stop and we enjoyed it. We got the most out of the hospital “introduce the patients” session/tour as our “kids” are not teens but young adults. Reasonably priced tickets....  more
    A friend had recommended this stop and we enjoyed it. We got the most out of the hospital “introduce the patients” session/tour as our “kids” are not teens but young adults. Reasonably priced tickets....  more »
  • Learning about not just sea turtles but the entire coastal environment is definitely worth the trip. We enjoyed the entire outing but had a real treat as we got to watch them wrestle one of the... 
    Learning about not just sea turtles but the entire coastal environment is definitely worth the trip. We enjoyed the entire outing but had a real treat as we got to watch them wrestle one of the...  more »
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  • Wonderful place! The staff is nice and informative. The information shows are great and get the audience involved. It was crowded but everyone got along and you were able to do all the hands on things in the museum area. The turtle hospital itself is great and they keep it well maintained and clean.
  • Very cool place. With a biology degree and having worked at a zoo, I’m not the biggest fan of most places that house animals unless they are rehabilitation focused. The sea turtle center is the greatest practitioner of what I look for. Their focus is rehabilitation! The pomp and circumstance that you often find with zoos and the like is not present here, but they still do a great job of educating visitors and all money spent for admission and souvenirs go back toward the center. It seems small, and you may not spend much time here, but the work they do is necessary and deserving of every penny you give them.

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