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4-H Tidelands Nature Center

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Great find!

We've been visiting Jekyll Island for many years but didn't know about the Nature Center. So happy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
smithstarsha
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Greenville, South Carolina
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My wife and I took what amounted to a private kayak tour with Rachel. We are experienced kayakers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark N
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Run by the University of Georgia, this self-guided nature center offers hands-on experiences with local animals including fish, crabs, and reptiles. The center also offers guided kayak tours, canoe/paddle boat rentals, and various environmental...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 14:00
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100 S Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0933
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+1 912-635-5032
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been visiting Jekyll Island for many years but didn't know about the Nature Center. So happy we found it - our kiddos enjoyed the displays, super friendly and knowledgeable staff, and we got to see a baby alligator up close! We also happened to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took what amounted to a private kayak tour with Rachel. We are experienced kayakers but enjoy getting a guide familiar with the local wildlife. Rachel was very knowledgeable and safety conscience. We saw a manatee, dolphins, ospreys, a small ray and...More

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Corinne Z, Program Specialist at 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review! Kayaking the marshes of Jekyll is a unique experience and a large part of that is knowing what's out there. From exciting wildlife to island dynamics and ecosystem interactions; our guides can tell you a little bit...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it may seem small but the wildlife and displays better inform you about the ecosystem of the island. From the tracks the various wading birds make to the small fish that swim in the shallows. We were welcomed in and provided a tour. They...More

1  Thank KevinJexplore98
Corinne Z, Program Specialist at 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! The Tidelands staff loves Jekyll just like all of the visitors who return year after year. Our hope is to answer any questions about the ecology of the island and increase appreciation for it through our center. We are so...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a good place to kayak. And afterward you can see all of their exhibits about the turtles and snakes on the Island

1  Thank ccjpcal
Corinne Z, Program Specialist at 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a review! You can see a little bit of everything with us. I'm glad you got to see it all!

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

My kids (10 & 17) and I tool the kayak tour. Megan was very knowledgeable and patient with us newbies! We got to see lots of nature and explore the wetlands. It was a great way to spend a few hours in Jekyll Island. We...More

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Corinne Z, Program Specialist at 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review! Our staff loves to tie together the relationships between the marsh and other ecosystems around the island, especially by talking about the animals in those areas. The kayak tour is a great way for beginners or advanced...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

Yes - it was cheap to get in - but there was not much to see. Cages and aquariums were not very clean. We were in and out in less than a 1/2 hour. Hopefully they do a better job when school kids visit.More

1  Thank marymike2016
Corinne Z, Program Specialist at 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review. We regret you did not have a more satisfactory visit. Caring for our animal ambassadors is certainly a priority, and we continuously work to make sure our animals are healthy through daily, weekly, and monthly tank maintenance....More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We heard it was a good place to visit on a rainy day. We took the boys there, two 11 year old, it was small but very nice. They got to pet a baby alligator and watch them feed a snake. We had a good...More

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Corinne Z, Program Specialist at 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! Rainy days make for a great time to visit our indoor exhibits. We have some great outdoor activities as well including canoe rentals, guided kayak tours, and nature walks. Maybe we'll...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018

Stopped in for a quick visit because a local recommended it. This is part of their local 4-H and is geared towards a younger audience. Very small, but has good information and lots of live exhibits. Just $5.00 for a self guided tour, and worth...More

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Corinne Z, Program Specialist at 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thanks for your review and your support! We carry on the 4-H motto, "To make the best better." What could be better than learning about the amazing ecosystems around Jekyll? A lot of our exhibits are exciting for kids to see, but sometimes adults will...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018

We've been coming to Jekyll Island for years and we always visit Tidelands. We enjoy seeing the animals and looking at the displays. We learn something new every time we go. FYI, we've skipped 2 years (coming back this weekend) and photos are from 4...More

1  Thank Deana H
Corinne Z, other at 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

It is great to hear you are one of our regular visitors! We try to update our exhibits when we can to continue to educate all guests, even those who have seen our facility before. Hopefully you can stop by again on your next visit...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017

Our 9 year old daughter loved this place. It was very small but they had a lot of information packed into it. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank stacygouldin
Corinne Z, Program Specialist at 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for your review! It is hard to decide what information to include, there are so many fascinating things in the environment around Jekyll! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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medic09
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Response from Corinne Z | Property representative |
Admission is currently $4 per person, but anyone 2 years old or younger is free! Just remember, Tidelands only accepts cash or check.
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