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The Coastal Isles and the Okefenokee Sights

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

  • 214 Stable Rd. Map It
  • Jekyll Island
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Updated 10/13/2014

Fodor's Review

A must-see on Jekyll Island, this is one of the few sea turtle centers in the country. This center aims to increase awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges for endangered coastal turtles—loggerheads, green, kemp's ridley, and diamonback terrapin—through turtle rehabilitation, research, and education programs. The center includes educational exhibits and a "hospital," where visitors can view rescued turtles and read their stories. Sea turtles lay their

eggs along Jekyll Island beaches from May through August. Several hundred rehabilitated turtles have been released into the wild since the center opened.

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214 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island, Georgia, 31527, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $7
  • Mar.–Oct., daily 9–5; Nov.–Feb., Tues.–Sun. 9–5

Updated 10/13/2014


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Georgia Sea Turtle Center Review

Interesting and a good cause. Small exhibit area and "hospital" with turtles in pools being treated worth 30 minutes or so. If a school or other group is visiting the space is quickly packed and unpleasant, though.

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