Sea turtle recovery in action.

Georgia’s only sea turtle education and rehabilitation facility.

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.

Rehabilitation at Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Since 2007, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center has treated hundreds of sick and injured turtles, with most of the animals returning home to the ocean.
Research at Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Integrating the fields of ecology, wildlife health, and environmental education, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center's research centers on conservation and protecting native wildlife.
Education at Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Through interactive experiences and expert-led programs, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center helps spread awareness of wildlife conservation and promote environmental responsibility.

"Our hope is to not only help this charismatic species survive but to watch it thrive. And, you can make a direct impact. Your support will continue to help our mission for rehabilitation, research and education of sea turtles and wildlife on the Georgia coast."

Dr. Terry Norton - Veterinarian of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Support the GSTC

Become a GSTC Member

All levels include a variety of benefits, like free admission and discounts on retail items and special activities. And, family memberships include a symbolic sea turtle adoption.



  • Individual $45
  • Couple $80
  • Family $140



  • Ages 4-12 $8
  • Ages 13-61 $10
  • Ages 62+ $9



Programs & Events

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.

Join the Georgia Sea Turtle Center for lessons that provide a learning resource for parents, teachers and anyone looking to learn more about coastal wildlife!
Explore the beach at night and learn about the amazing journey of loggerhead sea turtles nesting along the Georgia coast. 
Your guide will introduce you to the basics of sea turtle nesting and hatching, the ecological history of Jekyll, and any wildlife you come across.
See what it’s like to be a sea turtle field biologist for a night in search of sea turtle nests.
Join sea turtle field biologists tasked with daily nest monitoring on Jekyll Island.

Gift Shop

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s gift shop supports the overall mission of the Center. A portion of all proceeds helps fund its rehabilitation, research, and educational efforts.

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Visit 214 Stable Road, Jekyll Island, Georgia

Established in 2007 on Jekyll Island and operated by the Jekyll Island Authority, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center was developed as an institution devoted to the rehabilitation of injured sea turtles and preservation of the delicate balance of the oceanic ecosystem. Ready to join the team? Apply for a job or volunteer.