Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center opens for tours

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11:49 AM.

She has this advice: Pack sunscreen in case you have to wait outside the building; water will be sold at the facility, but you’re welcome to bring your own; bring toys to keep the little ones entertained in the event of a long wait.

In the past, Mondays typically have been less busy touring days. Locals who wish to avoid longer wait times may want to go on a Saturday since Saturdays are when tourists check in or out of their vacation rentals.

Anyone planning to visit is also encouraged to check the center’s Facebook page before heading over for a tour. The admission of a new patient could close normal touring hours.

“We have certain things planned, then all of a sudden something comes up and everything stops,” Beasley said. “We always have to remind ourselves we’re dealing with nationally protected turtles. Their care comes first.”


Want to go?
What: Public tours begin at the new Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Surf City.

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