Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Georgia’s only sea turtle education and rehabilitation facility. The Center offers the public a chance to learn about sea turtles and see rehabilitation in action with a host of interactive exhibits and experiences. Year-round indoor and outdoor programs are also available for guests of all ages.

Visit the official Georgia Sea Turtle Center website to learn more about the programs, research, and other important work being done to save turtles and other coastal wildlife.

Hours: Mon-Sun: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Holiday Hours: Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Location: 214 Stable Rd.
Website: gstc.jekyllisland.com
Phone: 912.635.4444


10th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, June 10: 2-5 p.m.
This event is free & open to the public.
Center admission will be waived from 2-5 p.m.

Happy 10th Birthday, Georgia Sea Turtle Center!

June 2017 commemorates the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s 10th year in operation. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re hosting a birthday celebration, and you’re invited! The Center will be “decorated,” showcasing ways you can reduce plastics, we’ll have a birthday card for you to sign, and there will even be cupcakes! The afternoon will include creature features, live music, and a special “Dunk the Doc” fundraiser.

We’ll have additional birthday festivities throughout the month of June, so check back soon for the full schedule of events.


Summer Eco-Programs

Jekyll Island is home to more than a thousand acres of maritime forest, 10 miles of shoreline, and best-in-class biologists and researchers. Learn more about the island’s natural resources from these experts during these one-of-a-kind eco-experiences. Be a part of sea turtle nesting season and monitoring, register your junior scientist in the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s summer Sea Turtle Camp, or learn all about the amazing American Alligator in Gatorology 101.