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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Features Animals
214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
+1 912-635-4444
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Very Interesting and always worth a visit

The is so much more than a museum. It's a rescue center too and so what types of sea turtle you see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
Favorite Activity on Jekyll Island Fall Break Trip

I LOVED our stop at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center! It's much smaller than I anticipated, but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Misty H
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
+1 912-635-4444
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The is so much more than a museum. It's a rescue center too and so what types of sea turtle you see and how many depends entirly upon prevailing circumstances. Very interesting and well worth a visit. Entrance money supports center.

Thank TMOH8
Reviewed 3 days ago

I LOVED our stop at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center! It's much smaller than I anticipated, but there's still plenty to see and do. I participated in the Behind the Scenes Tour and loved it. Everyone who works here is friendly and helpful. We stayed...More

Thank Misty H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a lovely stop in Jekyll Island. Nice gift shop. The staff is a wealth of knowledge and passionate about their work. We learned a lot about Sea Turtles. My only wish is that we would have seen more turtles. A lot of the...More

Thank Suzrbeth
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everytime I think my kids will have outgrown the GSTC, I realize they haven't. They are 8 and 10 years old. There is something very engaging about this place from looking at the lifeline and struggles of sea turtles to watching the vets care for...More

Thank englishAtlanta
Reviewed 1 week ago

An awesome place to visit for kids and adults. So many facts and turtles to see. Love to watch the turtles being helped. People are so nice, always shop the gift shop too.

Thank 76virginiah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Georgia turtle center is an educational place to visit. You can learn everything you want to know about sea turtles in the reception center and then you can go to the hospital next door and see the turtles that have been saved and learn...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The center provides a lot of information about sea turtles from birth throughout their lives in interactive displays. It is especially great for kids, although we enjoyed it as adults, also. Then you get to see turtles of all sizes that are currently being rehabilitated...More

Thank Goldenlover3139
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So interesting to learn about the different types of turtles, the impact we are having in their survival, and how we can do better. We were able to watch the doctor work, and the guides were so informative. The tiny baby turtles are ridiculously cute....More

Thank Sooz830
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this amazing hospital in July. So much to learn, see and do. Great gift shop and friendly knowledgeable staff.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and engaging activities make this a great educational stop. Actually seeing turtles rehabbed was eye opening. We even adopted one and look forward to future updates on him!

Thank R C
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Dawn H
31 July 2017|
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Response from Claire M | Reviewed this property |
if you want to do it right give yourself at least an hour. Try and plan your visit during a feeding time. Try and not go on a weekend.
Barbara M
5 April 2017|
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Response from mxr52 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the book but pretty typical for gift shops.
7 July 2015|
Response from Barbara M |
How much are the books in the bookstore?