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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

Gulf World Marine Park
15412 Front Beach Rd
Panama City, FL 32413

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory
222 Clark Dr
Panacea, FL 32346

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

The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL 33602

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida
1450 Merrihue Dr
Naples, FL 34102

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
3883 Sanibel-Captiva Rd
Sanibel, FL 33957
(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

Brevard Zoo
8225 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32940

Nova Marine Environmental Education Center
Carpenter House

4414 Surf Rd
Hollywood, FL 33019


Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
14200 US Highway One
Juno Beach, FL 33408

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

Environmental Studies Center
2900 Northeast Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Florida Oceanographic Society
890 NE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34996

Florida Keys

Theater of the Sea
84721 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036

The Turtle Hospital
Hidden Harbor Marine Environmental Project
2396 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050


Key West Aquarium
One Whitehead St
Key West, FL 33040


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