The Georgia Sea Turtle Center located at 214 Stable Road on Jekyll Island, Georgia is a one of a kind place and one that is a must see if you have time on the island. It is the perfect place to go anytime of the year but especially perfect for a rainy day when you don’t want to be on the beach or doing other outdoor activities. Chris and I totally enjoyed our visit there and kept thinking how fun it would be to take Theo when he is a little bit older.
The Center is very interactive and friendly volunteers are available to guide visitors through the exhibits. You are given a paper passport and can pass through 5 different stations where you can make a stamp imprint to tell you about your turtle and its journey.
There are lots of great displays with explanations of different things including things that are harmful to the sea turtles.
There is also a station where you have to diagnose treatment for a sick turtle. I diagnosed mine correctly. Yay!
Ember was one of the little babies that was in the main exhibit area. She was adorable.
The most popular area was the “hospital” area where patients swam around in tanks. Daily introductions and feedings are part of the schedule and we were able to be there for a Meet the Patient session where the employee told us about each turtle that was there and how they came to be at the hospital.
It was a really great place to visit and we were happy to be able to have the chance to visit. As with anything it is good to check out hours and fees prior to going so you are prepared. You can get all of that information by clicking here.
If you are ever on Jekyll Island and have a bit of time this is well worth the stop. Fun exhibits, helpful staff and a chance to see some beautiful sea turtles up close and personal. Thanks for coming along with me today.
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Fascinating and yes, you will have fun taking Theo! You put together an interesting post, Beth Ann!
Those turtles, oh, so cute. I always wanted one of those mini turtles from the dime store when I was a kid. Now I’m dating myself.
I would love to go there. How interesting
We have an amazing turtle rescue/ hospital in Boca and I used to take the kids all the time. I haven’t been in ages… I used to love it when they rescued the babies and then released them later on.
What fun and so interesting. I do hope Chuck and I get to go back.