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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 facilities that house or rehabilitate sea turtles by contacting one of FWC's Marine Turtle Permit Holder (MTPH) organizations. 

Many facilities conduct educational tours involving captive turtles. Please note that admission fees may be charged. Call the number provided or visit their website for more information. Follow the Find a Facility! tab to view the interactive map of locations.

You can also visit the Sea Turtle Viewing Opportunities webpage to attend a permitted turtle walk, hatchling release, or hatch evaluations.

Plan a visit to a facility today and learn about sea turtle conservation!

Remember, 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).

Captive and Rehabilitation Facilities Housing Sea Turtles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
1801 North Ocean Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 544-8605

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

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

12400 SW 152 St.
Miami, FL 33177
(305) 251-0400



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

Nova Marine Environmental Education Center
Carpenter House

4414 Surf Rd
Hollywood, FL 33019

(954) 357-5161

Florida Keys

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

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

Orlando Area

Sea Life Orlando
8449 International Dr
Orlando, FL
(866) 228-6444

Sea World Adventure Park
7007 Sea World Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
(866) 258-5798

Walt Disney World, The Living Seas at EPCOT
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Call Wildlife Alert if you find hatchlings in the road, a parking lot, or headed away from the water.