COVID-19 UPDATE: The nature center is open! To do our best to keep guests, staff, and our animals safe we have shortened our hours to allow for extra cleaning/sanitizing. You are encouraged to wear a face covering based on your preference and  assessment of personal risk. Please keep in mind, we have plenty of animals to view inside, but touch tanks are currently closed. Guided kayak tours and canoe rentals are available! Please call 912-635-5032 for reservations. We are excited to welcome guests and share what we know about Georgia’s coastal ecology and its inhabitants! 

Nestled on the southwest side of Jekyll Island, next to the salt marsh on the pristine ’Tidelands’ Pond, is one of Jekyll’s hidden treasures, 4-H Tidelands Nature Center offers hands-on coastal ecology programs for the public and school groups, guided kayak tours, canoe rentals, and a live coastal species exhibit gallery. In keeping with Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program objectives, Tidelands strives to develop an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation for the environment, as we connect participants with Georgia’s coastal ecosystems. Check out all that we have to offer!


Come see live animals native to our Georgia coast.

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Join us for a guided kayak tour of Jekyll Island’s tidal creeks.

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Learn about coastal ecology through hands-on environmental education programs.

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Jekyll Island visitors are welcome to join our public coastal ecology programs.

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4-H Tidelands Nature Center
100 S. Riverview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone: (912) 635-5032
Fax: (912) 635-4145
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