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Facilities Housing Sea Turtles

If you want to see a sea turtle in Florida, please visit one of the state-permitted captive sea turtle facilities listed below, admission fees may be charged. Please call the number listed for more information.

If you happen to see a nesting sea turtle or hatchling while you are on the beach, please keep your distance, remain quiet, keep hands and other objects off the turtles, and keep all lights off (including cell phones, flashlights, flash photography, and video equipment).

Call the Wildlife Alert number immediately if you find hatchlings wandering on a road, parking lot, or in a direction other than toward the water at 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922) or cellular phone users can also call *FWC or #FWC.

Captive and Rehabilitation Facilities Housing Sea Turtles

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850-243-9046 or 800-247-8575

Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Center
8740 Gulf Blvd
Navarre, FL 32566
850-499-6774

Gulf World Marine Park
15412 Front Beach Rd
Panama City, FL 32413
850-234-5271

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory
222 Clark Dr
Panacea, FL 32346
850-984-5297

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767-2244
727-441-1790 or 888-239-9414

Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-388-4441

The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL 33602
813-273-4000

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida
1450 Merrihue Dr
Naples, FL 34102
239-403-4230

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
3883 Sanibel-Captiva Rd
Sanibel, FL 33957
239-472-3644
(Can only be viewed via closed-circuit TV)

Marineland Dolphin Adventure
9600 Oceanshore Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
904-471-1111 or 877-933-3402

Marine Science Center at Lighthouse Point Park
100 Lighthouse Dr
Ponce Inlet, FL
386-304-5529

Brevard Zoo
8225 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32940
321-254-9453

Nova Marine Environmental Education Center
Carpenter House

4414 Surf Rd
Hollywood, FL 33019

954-357-5161

Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954-467-6637

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
305-361-5705

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
14200 US Highway One
Juno Beach, FL 33408
561-627-8280

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
1801 North Ocean Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 S.R. 703 (A1A)
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
561-624-6950

Environmental Studies Center
2900 Northeast Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-219-1887

Florida Oceanographic Society
890 NE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34996
772-225-0505

Florida Keys

Theater of the Sea
84721 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-2431

The Turtle Hospital
Hidden Harbor Marine Environmental Project
2396 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050
305-743-2552

 

Key West Aquarium
One Whitehead St
Key West, FL 33040
800-868-7482

 

Orlando Area

Sea World Adventure Park
7007 Sea World Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
407-351-3600 or 866-258-5798

Walt Disney World, The Living Seas at EPCOT
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) WDW-MAGIC