Plan your visit to Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dive into the unique world of sea turtle conservation!
Sea Turtle, Inc. is open year-round for visitors to meet our rehabilitating patients and non-releasable residents. Self-guide through our rehabilitation and education facilities to learn all about sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico, and enjoy our daily presentations and turtle feedings.
COVID-19 Update: No group rates or presentation reservations will be offered at this time.
We offer special rates to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizational groups of 15 or more. All groups must have advanced reservations. Groups showing up at the door without reservations will not have the group rate honored. Contact Us to make a group reservation.
Location & Parking
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597
August 16 - May 31
Off season Admission
Note: We stop selling tickets at 3:15pm in an effort to crowd control before closing time.
June 1 - August 15
Note: We stop selling tickets at 4:15pm in an effort to crowd control before closing time.
What to Expect Before Your Visit
Our facility is self-guided and visitors can navigate through our rehabilitation and education centers at their leisure.
Educational presentations are offered throughout the day. “Turtle Talks” educate the public about the mission of Sea Turtle, Inc. and the species of sea turtles found in the area. Presentations are typically offered every hour but the schedule is subject to change without notice. To check daily presentation times, please call our main number at 956-761-4511.
Our outdoor turtle viewing areas are shaded but open to the elements. The museum and gift shop are in a climate controlled building. Please come prepared for all weather conditions. Beverages are not sold at the facility but drinking fountains are available.
Notice: During the winter months, if the temperature is below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, our outdoor tanks will be covered to maintain the necessary water temperature for the turtles. The Education Complex will be open, which includes our indoor museum displays, resident tanks, and gift shop.
Daily Schedule at Our Facility
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