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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Small but has live turtles

The museum section is interactive and quite informative, although small. It was interesting to... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Becky H
Cleveland, Ohio
Sea turtles are awesome.

We learned all kind of things about sea turtles. Very interesting. It rescues hurt sea turtles and... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Syble H
Conyers, Georgia
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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

The museum section is interactive and quite informative, although small. It was interesting to watch the doctor and vet techs work on a turtle’s injuries live, narrated. It was also great to see the turtle patients in their tanks. I recommend being there for a...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We learned all kind of things about sea turtles. Very interesting. It rescues hurt sea turtles and puts them back in the ocean

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This place is doing wonderful things for rescued sea turtles. We enjoyed our visit and we learned a lot from the displays to the live tour of the rescued turtles. The adults, parents and Grammy, and the children, 1-9, enjoyed this place. We spent. Lot...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center was very educational and hands-on. My 7 year old daughter and I enjoyed watching the turtle feedings and loved watching a snake and a turtle get medical care. It was really interesting to see a snake get a shot!

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We took our boys here while on the island. A little pricey, but totally worth it. The boys loved the activities and we all learned a great deal about the organization and its mission. Thankful these folks are doing what they do.

Thank Elaina C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We first listened to life cycle and rescue class of sea turtles. It was very informative and told of number of different types of sea turtles, turtles found here, life cycles, treatment, and survival rate. We then moved to live display of tanks where turtles...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We were staying iin Brunswick Ga and the very next morning we arrived at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center at 6:45am for the sunrise turtle walk. The sun was just coming up as we were greeted by our tour guides. As we walked along the...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Lovely staff! Such a great time with the kids, learned a lot. Thought the ticket price was a little high until I realized all the money goes into funding the sea turtle initiatives.

Thank JennAppleton82
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We just moved here and this was fascinating! Very family friendly place to visit at a reasonable price. It was just my husband and I and we only had an hour and that wasn’t long enough to fully enjoy it all. Will go back with...More

Thank chelizoo
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We had already been to the Top Sail Turtle Hospital so we were hoping for something more. I signed us up for the Behind the Scenes Tour. It was awesome! We got to go into the hospital room while they worked on a couple turtles,...More

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3 April 2018|
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.
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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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!