What is New at Sea Turtle Inc.?

Grand Opening on February 17, 2018

 

Good things are happening at Sea Turtle Inc. with a $6 million expansion through numerous donations and several grants making it possible to care for more turtles in need.

The new educational expansion of Sea Turtle Inc. in a nutshell will allow for:

  • updated educational displays
  • classrooms to accommodate many school groups
  • a new, separate gift shop
  • an aquarium for viewing the sea turtles
  • offices
  • a walkway from current facility to the educational center
  • double the parking capacity to allow for more visitors to come and see the turtles

 

“So now all the medical care for our sea turtles will now happen on site,” Sea Turtle Inc. Director Jeff George said. “Prior it was here and the Gladys Porter Zoo.” Now Sea Turtle Inc. will have a full-blown hospital.

 

In celebration of the Grand Opening on February 17, the facility will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Schedule for Grand Opening:

 

Events


10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. - Photobooth in classroom

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Pin the tail on the turtle

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Bean bag toss (courtyard)

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Scavenger Hunt (check-in and prize booth in classroom)

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Scribble boards



Turtle Talks


10:15 a.m. - Jeff

11:00 a.m. - Dave

12:00 p.m. - Khrystyne

1:00 p.m. - Kat

2:00 p.m. - (Enrichment)

 

Regular hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except on Mondays. Please note: Starting on February 17, there will be an admission charge. It will be one price for both facilities, joined by an incredible boardwalk across the lagoon.

Sea Turtle, Inc.
Daily Admission Prices*
 
August 16th- May 31st
 
Members...................................... Free
Adult (18+).................................. $ 6
Senior (62+)/Military....................  $ 5
Child (5-17) ................................ $ 4
Child 4 and under........................   Free
 
June 1st - August 15th
 
Members......................................Free
Adult (18+)..................................$ 10
Senior (62+)/Military.................... $   6
Child (5-17) ................................$   4
Child 4 and under........................  Free

 

To report a sea turtle on the beach, please call 956-761-4511

The Hatchling Hotline for scheduled releases, call 956-433-5735

 

 

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