Commonly Asked Questions
What is included with admission?
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is open to the public. With the general admission price, guests have access to our hands-on Exhibit Gallery featuring the exhibits highlighting the life stages of sea turtles. The Gallery also features a picture window looking directly into our hospital area and two live tank displays. All guests are welcome to visit our Rehabilitation Pavilion where recovering sea turtle patients can be seen from an elevated walkway.
How do I pay for a group?
Payments of cash, check (with ID) and credit cards are accepted upon group arrival. Deposits for group reservations may apply.
Do group leaders/chaperones pay?
We offer complimentary admission for one group leader and the bus driver. All other admissions will be charged accordingly.
When does the Georgia Sea Turtle Center open?
Our operating hours are:
March – November
Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesdays through Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December – February
Mondays – CLOSED
Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
What facilities do you have available for lunch?
A picnic area is located at the east end of our parking lot. It will seat up to 60 comfortably and is located in a shaded area. The picnic area is available on a first come, first served basis. Less than 1 mile from the Center is a smaller picnic area with a playground that you may wish to utilize. Great Dunes Park, a public beach access area with large covered pavilion, restrooms and picnic pavilions is available on a first come, first served basis.
What does it mean when I am told that you are FULL on the day I want to schedule a group?
Group reservations requests are made on a first come, first served basis. When we are full, all time slots have been reserved and no more groups may be booked for that day.
How many participants can you accept for a reservation?
To help maximize the enjoyment of your experience we set a limit on the number of participants per group. Due to limited space, the Center can safely accommodate 60 participants per time slot.
Do you have guides available to walk us around the Center without a reservation or minimum of 10 guests?
We simply do not employ enough educators to give every group a guided tour and cover on-site education programs. Volunteer docents may be stationed throughout the Center for interpretation and questions.