Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, Navarre

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The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center is a sea turtle study and rehabilitation center located in Navarre, Florida. Specifically, it is located within the Navarre Beach Marine Park.
The facility opened in 2013, using the building of an old ranger station that had been used by the state park service when the marine park was still a state park. The building was renovated and rebuilt to include a 15,000 gallon aquarium and sea turtle medical and rehabilitation equipment.
The center is a member of the global non-profit Species360 that seeks to better share information pertinent to the saving of endangered species, such as sea turtles. The center commonly assist federal, state, and local authorities in investigating environmental violations, infractions, and breakages of law.
The center is popular among eco-tourists visiting the area and is commonly cited as one of the best attractions in Navarre. The center sees 15,000 visitors annually.
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  • Friendly staff and good exhibits. Not enough parking but great fun for kids. Great to see their efforts for sea turtles.  more »
  • Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center has that beach decor look and feel. They use covid 19 procedures, they have a great staff and give an educated tour. In fact the center is entertaining...  more »
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  • I took my 8, 5, and 1.5 year old here, and they all enjoyed it. They loved seeing Sweet Pea the turtle up close, and they also had jellyfish, seahorses, and other fish to look at. My older ones did a scavenger hunt and earned a bracelet which was a highlight for them. If I had been without 3 small impatient children, I'm sure I would have also enjoyed the informational signs and exhibits. The volunteers were incredibly knowledgeable and nice. They have a cute gift shop as well. I highly recommend stopping in if you are visiting Navarre!
  • We loved this place! My family visited recently while vacationing in Navarre. My small children feel in love with Sweet Pea and we made fast friends with a friendly guide who educated us on all aspects of sea turtle conservation. My kids will definitely ask to go back to check in on Sweet Pea the next time we are there. Also my kids are now asking for red filters on our flashlights when we look for crabs at night and they are closing our condo blinds at night so as to not confuse the sea turtles. Wonderful experience!

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