Dedicated to the study and conservation of turtles and tortoises of the world.
We welcome all those interested in turtles and tortoises of the world to explore our website, learn about the Chelonian Research Institute in Oviedo, Florida and plan a visit.
Deriving from the Greek word chelone, which translates to turtle or tortoise, the Chelonian Research Institute is an international leader in research and conservation of turtles and tortoises of the world.
The Institute features a research facility, library, offices, museum, residence for visiting scientists and a sanctuary. Situated on a 10-acre forested urban oasis, the facility boasts a beautiful natural landscape, shared by nature’s wildlife, including wild turkeys, birds of prey, and several species of snakes.