Summer Gatorology 101

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Join Jekyll Island's Conservation Team for an all-things-alligator class at Horton Pond. During this hands-on experience you will learn about the American alligator's biology, behavior, and conservation while we demystify common misconceptions about these amazing reptiles. You will also learn about alligator research and monitoring on Jekyll Island and how it helps create a safe co-existence for alligators and people. At the end of your 45-minute class you graduate as an Alligator Advocate armed with a new understanding of how to safely enjoy these intriguing reptiles and how you can help support alligator conservation.

We recommend you bring:

  • A camera
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellent
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Beach chair/towel for comfortable seating

Gatorology is no longer a Georgia Sea Turtle Center Program

Please direct ALL Gatorology inquiries to:

  • Gatorology questions call: 912.635.4408
  • Email:
  • If you are unable to select tickets for a particular date and time, the session you have chosen is sold out

Meeting Location: Horton Pond, Beachview Drive | Location Map
Program Dates: April – August, September 13 & 27 , Wednesday & Fridays
Time: 11 A.M.
Price: $15 plus tax, FREE for children 3 and under. 
Limited to 12 Guests

Tours are offered on a first come first served basis; ADVANCED RESERVATIONS are required. Group size is limited to 12 guests and may sell out days in advance. Guests should check-in at Horton Pond off North Beachview Drive at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the program and be prepared to be in the sun. Parking is available at the pond. Photography (without flash) is welcomed and encouraged.

Meeting Location: Horton Pond


Horton Pond

Price includes all state and local taxes.

Terms & Conditions: All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

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