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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
+1 912-635-4444
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Loved our family visit!

The staff are incredibly kind and knowledgeable. We had a blast with our family and friends! We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
laurapcompton
,
Atlanta, Georgia
A fun excursion

We happened upon this little gem on a casual drive to Driftwood Beach. We got to see them feed a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
55avidtraveler
,
Jacksonville, Florida
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“injured turtles” (85 reviews)
“turtle center” (110 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
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+1 912-635-4444
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"injured turtles"
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"behind the scenes"
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"turtle center"
in 110 reviews
"gift shop"
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"viewing window"
in 21 reviews
"love turtles"
in 28 reviews
"educational experience"
in 28 reviews
"operating room"
in 18 reviews
"all ages"
in 95 reviews
"eggs"
in 22 reviews
"life cycle"
in 24 reviews
"rehab center"
in 22 reviews
"children and adults"
in 26 reviews
"great learning"
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"educational center"
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"interactive displays"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff are incredibly kind and knowledgeable. We had a blast with our family and friends! We totally recommend GSTC!

Thank laurapcompton
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We happened upon this little gem on a casual drive to Driftwood Beach. We got to see them feed a sea turtle and we saw a baby sea turtle for the first time. We were able to catch a presentation by one of the workers...More

2  Thank 55avidtraveler
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Look for the days when they release turtles we loved it. My granddaughter still talks about going there when we return to Jekyll Island we will return.

Thank seaycock
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have children 9 & 11 and the exhibits are informative and well maintained. There was a viewing area to see a vet treating various animals (we watched a Mexican Milk snake get it's tail wound treated) The turtles in the back are limited, much...More

Thank HJM394
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative, several tanks of turtles.A great deal of information. Interesting stuff on plastic in the ocean etc. Great gift shop.

Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the events! Even paid $50 to support “adopt” a baby turtle (tax-deduction). Younger than 4 may be bored.

Thank Texasbirdy13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Personally, was not that interesting for me (I am Sr. citizen). They had about 6-7 large sea turtles in tubs for rehab, but they also allow them to hide if they don't want to be seen. Almost all of them were hiding when I went,...More

1  Thank Germaine S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small center with a gift shop, exhibit gallery, and then the actual area where they keep the turtles undergoing rehabilitation. In the exhibit area there are interactive models, a large window to watch the turtles be examined by the technicians, and one...More

Thank h2oski_kelly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good display and very good information on turtles and marine life, we were a little disappointed in seeing very few live turtles

Thank keith m
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family loves the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, we learned so much about the sea turtles and their plight. The opportunity to see up close the work of saving injured sea turtles is amazing and is very impactful.

Thank refworm
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whisper07
3 April 2018|
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Response from WarmTread | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling the center, to be sure, but i doubt dogs are allowed inside the facility. I didnt see any on the premises while i was there.
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dshr0yer
27 March 2018|
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Response from MitchellsWIGA | Reviewed this property |
I am sure if you ask in advance
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Erin S
2 March 2018|
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Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!! Plenty of hands-on educational exhibits. And if you can set it up at just the right time, the kids can be there for a turtle feeding and possibly even watch Dr. Norton and his staff caring for a turtle!
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