Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island

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#2 of 8 in Wildlife in Jekyll Island
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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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  • If you love sea turtles this is the place for you! It’s a small up close & personal place to enjoy these beautiful creatures! See live surgeries, rehab pools, feedings, and learn some interesting... 
    If you love sea turtles this is the place for you! It’s a small up close & personal place to enjoy these beautiful creatures! See live surgeries, rehab pools, feedings, and learn some interesting...  more »
  • My children thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Sea Turtle Center! I have two girls (ages 10 and 11) who were really into watching a procedure by the veterinarian while we were there. A poor turtle was.....  more
    My children thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Sea Turtle Center! I have two girls (ages 10 and 11) who were really into watching a procedure by the veterinarian while we were there. A poor turtle was.....  more »
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  • This is my favorite place on the entire island. It's fantastic what they are doing to help the animals. The staff is so friendly and helpful. It's a great place to visit and learn some interesting about the turtles. They have a great setup there, and fun to learn about the total count of next. Also they have some extra adventures I'd ask about, including sunrise turtle walk. CHECK IT OUT!
  • 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.

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