The Laboratory is continuing operations under UF and CDC advised guidelines and pursuing important basic research and training. As of May 17, 2021, University of Florida will make masks optional rather than required for students, faculty, staff and guests on UF property and in UF facilities effective immediately. Those not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are recommended to continue wearing masks, according to CDC guidance.

Tour the Sea Turtle Hospital

Tour the Sea Turtle Hospital

Private Behind the Scenes Tour at the Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory Let one of our Sea Turtle Biologists guide you through our Hospital. You'll learn about who we are, what we do and meet our current patients.

Behind the Scenes Tours of the Sea Turtle Hospital are a great way to see the day to day activities at the Hospital. Please be aware tours last an hour to an hour and a half depending on group questions. Participants will spend that time standing and walking between various areas of the Hospital, occasionally on unpaved surfaces and steps. School aged children are welcome on this tour. 

Cost: $200, for up to 5 People

Reservations are required. Book a tour by clicking a date below. For questions, email

Upcoming Tours