Georgia Sea Turtle Center
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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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General Admission Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Your Price Qty  
Georgia Sea Turtle Center attraction information Adult (ages 13-64) $7.00
Child (ages 4-12) $5.00
Senior (ages 65+) $6.00

Valid until: Dec 31, 2014

Visitors under 16 yrs old must be accompanied by someone 18 years or older.

In accordance with State Health Department regulations, all swimsuits must be covered. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is open to the public Monday - Sunday, 9am-5pm. During the months of November, December, January, and February, we are closed on Mondays. We are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. We are open on Thanksgiving Day 10am-2pm.

All proceeds help to offset operational costs, including the rehabilitation of our patients.

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Behind the Scenes Tour (includes General Admission) Print at Home Tickets Available!
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Georgia Sea Turtle Center attraction information Adult (ages 13+) $22.00
Child (ages 10-12) $17.00

Ever wonder what it feels like to be on the other side of the Treatment Window? Wish YOU could get a closer look at the patients? You’re in luck! The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is pleased to offer Behind-the-Scenes Tours!

Guided by a member of our Education staff, guests will visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas, the Treatment Room, Radiology and Surgical Suite.

Tours are offered on a first come first served basis, and ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Group size is limited to 10 guests and nearly always sell out days in advance.

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a hospital & rehabilitation center for sick and injured animals. At no time during the tour will participants be able to handle, touch, or feed live turtles. Behind the Scenes tours are offered daily at 3pm. However tours may be canceled due to veterinary procedures or special events. Be sure to reserve your spot early! Must be at least 10 years of age to participate

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Alligator Program Print at Home Tickets Available!
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Georgia Sea Turtle Center attraction information Per Person (ages 4+) $2.00

Join one of our experienced researchers to learn about the biology and behavior of the American alligator on Jekyll Island every Wednesday and Friday at 10:00AM. Participants will meet their guide in the GSTC parking lot and should expect to spend about 45 minutes learning about these amazing reptiles.

Please note that groups are limited to 25 people and that participants may need to provide their own transportation to a field site located on the island. Minimal walking may be necessary. Remember, wild animals are unpredictable. As such, we cannot guarantee that you will see an alligator during the program.

*This program is part of a research project supported in part by GADNR and NOAA. This collaboration allows us to provide this program at a discounted rate during the 2014 season. Prices subject to change after this period.

Children three and under are free

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Egg-sperience Dawn Patrol Print at Home Tickets Available!
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Georgia Sea Turtle Center attraction information Non-Member - Adult (ages 15+) $50.00
Non-Member - Child (ages 4-14) $50.00
Member - Adult (ages 15+) [Must present membership card at the start of your program] $45.00
Member - Child (ages 4-14) [Must present membership card at the start of your program] $45.00
Sea Turtle Camper (child only) (ages 4-14) $45.00

Participants in the GSTC’s Egg-sperience Dawn Patrol program get the unique opportunity to assist sea turtle biologists with nest monitoring efforts on Jekyll Island. Guests meet our Dawn Patrol team at Great Dunes park at sunrise where they will accompany patrollers in one of the GSTC’s all-terrain vehicles. On the beach participants provide assistance and gain hands-on experience while covering and locating nests, checking for signs of depredation, and conducting nest excavations. The opportunity to work alongside a seasoned sea turtle biologist and your efforts to protect the sea turtle population of Jekyll Island make this a worthwhile experience you will never forget!

Before purchasing your tickets, please read through the Egg-sperience Dawn Patrol information.

Additional Information:
• Although Egg-sperience Dawn Patrol is only offered during peak hatching periods, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center does not guarantee that participants will observe a sea turtle while participating in the program.
• Egg-sperience Dawn Patrol will not be cancelled in the event of poor or inclement weather. Exceptions may occur in certain circumstances when conditions are not safe, such as sustained thunder or a tropical storm.
• All participants must be able to walk for short distances.
• It is recommended that participants bring their own food and water, as these are not provided by the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

Reservations must be made no later than the day before your program. Egg-sperience Dawn Patrol is offered on Monday thru Sunday and is based on research staff availability. The minimum age for participants is 4 years. Maximum group size is 4 people due to space limitations in our ATVs. Please contact us for specifications on how many of your group we can accommodate on each vehicle. Participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by someone 18 years or older. Our cancellation policy can be found in the program description on the GSTC website. Note: The Georgia Sea Turtle Center does not guarantee that participants will see a nesting or hatchling sea turtle during the Egg-sperience Dawn Patrol program.

If you have questions regarding program details or participant capacity, please contact us at ridewithpatrol@gmail.com or by phone at (912) 635-4137.

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Annual Membership Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Your Price Qty  
Georgia Sea Turtle Center attraction information Individual Membership $35.00
Family Membership $100.00

Valid until: Dec 31, 2014

Become a member of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and enjoy a great value all year round! Your membership includes:

Individual Membership
Free unlimited admission for named member for one year
10% discount at Georgia Sea Turtle Center Gift Shop
1/2 price Turtle and Nest Walks

Family Membership
Same as Individual Membership PLUS
Family Memberships provide free admission to 1 member & 4 people
10% discount on education programs, including summer camp, birthday parties & Behind-the-Scenes
4 complimentary passes for Jekyll Island Mini-Golf

Please allow up to three weeks to receive your Annual Membership card in the mail.

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