The Coast / Jekyll Island

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

214 Stable Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

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The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a rehabilitation, research, and educational facility that offers the public a chance to learn about sea turtles and see rehabilitation efforts in action.

With a host of interactive exhibits and experiences, the center offers year-round indoor and outdoor programs for guests of all ages. Come meet the patients, observe the turtle feedings, or take a special behind the scenes tour to get a closer look at the patients and their rehabilitation care.

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center Gift Shop has a variety of sea turtle and marine life merchandise as well as sweatshirts, toys, fine silver jewelry, and handmade crafts. A portion of gift shop proceeds go to fund rehabilitation, research, and educational efforts at the center.

See website for seasonal closings and holiday closings.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Active Duty Military Personnel, College Students & Teachers (ID Required) $6

    Adults 13+ $7.00

    Children 3 and under Free

    Children 4-12 years $5.00

    Seniors 65+ $6.00


    Group Discount

    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities



    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center Behind the Scenes Tour

    Georgia Sea Turtle Center Behind the Scenes Tour

    03/16/2018 - 05/30/2018

    The Georgia Sea Turtle Center offers daily Behind the Scenes Tours every Wednesday and Friday-Sunday, from March to May! Guided by a member of our Education staff, guests will visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas, the Treatment Room, Radiology and Surgical Suite. Cost: $22 per person. Price includes general admission to the GSTC.

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  • Shell-e-brate


    04/05/2018 - 04/06/2018

    Join us for a two-day festival of local and regional organizations, collaborative projects and activities to highlight the influence and relationship of tidal changes along Georgia's coastal habitats and how community members can make environmentally friendly decisions that aid in protecting our natural resources, both inland and near the coast. The festival will be held April 5-6 at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Activities are included with general admission.
    Admission: $8 adults (age... read more