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.
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.
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.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for select holidays. The Center has limited hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day and is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Specialized license plates featuring the Georgia Sea Turtle Center are available in the State of Georgia. These plates create awareness for the Center, as well as contribute to fundraising needs. Alternatively, you can purchase vanity plates from shop.jekyllisland.com. Contact your local tag office for details on obtaining an official, specialized license plate. Learn more »
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If found in Georgia, contact the Georgia Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-2SAVEME (1-800-272-8363).
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.