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
- 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:
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
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.
To report a sea turtle on the beach, please call 956-761-4511
The Hatchling Hotline for scheduled releases, call 956-433-5735