The Coast / Jekyll Island

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

214 Stable Road
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

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The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is the coast's premier marine life rehabilitation, research and education facility. Located in Jekyll Island's historic old power plant building, the Sea Turtle Center brings in thousands of eager visitors from across the country every year. While visiting the center, guests can experience hands-on exhibits, witness sea turtle operations and interactively learn about the conditions of the delicate coastal ecosystem. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is open for individual and family visits, as well as school field trips, public programs, birthday parties and special events. Through our extensive programming and efforts for outreach, it is our mission to highlight Georgia's unique coastal ecosystem and the mysterious world of these ancient reptiles.

See website for seasonal closings and Holiday closings.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 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

    Parking on Site

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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