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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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My wife and I stopped in here to check out the turtles and what the organization is really about... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
fishing_crazy5500
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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Turtle Museum Treat

Super cool museum to learn about Turtles and their habitats. My kids loved seeing the rehab pools... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carrie B
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Atlanta
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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in here to check out the turtles and what the organization is really about. We enjoyed our time reading about the different turtles and how Georgia Sea Turtle hospital is doing what it can to help ensure that the turtle...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Super cool museum to learn about Turtles and their habitats. My kids loved seeing the rehab pools that held the turtles being nursed back to health. You can also view the inside of the animal hospital so while they work on animals, you can see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty good museum, some interactive exhibits, hourly presentations by staff, thought it would be a little bigger and have more interactive stuff for kids under 10. Price is fair and it supports a good cause. The old power plant building it is in is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Great gift shop with lots of nice things. Price includes museum inside hospital with self guided tour. Volunteers very helpful. Afterwards you go back in hospital an see turtles being treated for cold and injuries. This destination is a must if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a wonderful educational center to learn about sea turtles. In addition to learning about the habitat, breeding, and environmental threats to the turtles, you can see turtles being treated by the veterinarian, turtles being fed and turtles being rehabbed. All of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NWRob
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several hours here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves learning a great deal about turtles. An extremely helpful and knowledgeable docent took time to explain and talk about many of the exhibits as well as telling us about life in general on Jekyll Island !...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rosalind P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to learn about these magnificent creatures. From the moment you enter and make your journey discovering with each stamp what type of turtle you are the adventure is on. Staff are friendly and delighted to share information with you. It...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The center is an amazing interactive area that’s wonderful for children of all ages to explore the unique traits of sea turtles. We had the opportunity to attend an informative tour of the sea turtle hospital and the various treatments they use to get the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JeanFRVLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Turtle Center on a bust Sunday afternoon. The center has a huge amount of interactive activities for children of all ages. The hospital is located in the back of the center and is open for viewing. The care that is given to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SandCadi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable visit. The many exhibits expand awareness of the life cycles of the turtles and effects of human activities. The medical center was very informative and interesting. The efforts of the rehab of the turtles amazing. Came away much more informed of turtle conservation.

Date of experience: December 2018
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whisper07
April 3, 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
March 27, 2018|
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I am sure if you ask in advance
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Erin S
March 2, 2018|
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Response from juliecI5708RS | 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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