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Barrier Island Center

#3 of 20 things to do in Melbourne Beach Features Animals
8385 S Highway A1a, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951-3920
+1 321-723-3556
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Beautiful miles of white sand beach and a learning opportunity for those who love Sea Turtles and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nancy N
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Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
Great place for kids

I am a teacher and love all the activities for kids. I am also a great supporter of protecting our... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
202allenw
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Melbourne beach
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8385 S Highway A1a, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951-3920
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful miles of white sand beach and a learning opportunity for those who love Sea Turtles and care about their preservation. Route A1A runs all along the ocean with many places to access the beach. Part of the Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge. The center is...More

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I am a teacher and love all the activities for kids. I am also a great supporter of protecting our sea turtles.

Thank 202allenw
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great place to take out of town quests. You will learn all about the turtle that come to nest on our beaches. They also have a small gift shop

Thank 255vivian64
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It's a nice small center that gives you an introduction to the Barrier Islands that are in the Melbourne Area. There's no admission fee, but a donations box at the front of the building. There's a short boardwalk that looks out to a beach around...More

Thank MM13159
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We enjoyed the centers exhibits and saw some birds on the beach from the deck out front. Volunteer was very helpful to recommend birding sites in the area

Thank Retiredbeanctr
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent place to learn about the fauna and flora that make up much of the barrier island on which the center is located. There are enough exhibits and interactive displays to easily engage visitors of virtually all ages for an hour or...More

Thank JaneRussel
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Fun place to learn about the local ecosystem and how to do your part to keep the animals safe! Fun for kids and adults. Clean facilities.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I attending this place with my daughter's VPK class in September. An appointment was made in advance by the school to attend. Wow what a disappointment. We get there and no one is at the desk, no one hears a class of 15 kids in...More

Thank scott f
Nichole P, Assistant Land Manager at Barrier Island Center, responded to this review

We are the Barrier Island Sanctuary are so sorry that your experience at our education center was a disappointment. We rarely ever receive negative complaints from visitors especially from our visiting school groups. We work hard to create, improve and even test/evaluate our programs to...More

Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This center is located in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, which is the largest loggerhead sea turtle nesting area in the Western Hemisphere. The architecture of the center is splendid as is the research and educational efforts of its staff and visiting scientists. Great...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lots of info about Melbourne Beach in a tiny package. Day I was there - there was small group of mucisians. A perfect setting

Thank bthomaspe
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jfong52414
Hi How did you get reservations for the turtle walk? Do you call or can you get tickets online? Thanks Jeff
1 May 2017|
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jfong52414
Hi. Did you do the turtle walk? Any other activities concerning sea turtles? Thanks Jeff
1 May 2017|
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Response from Jeff M | Reviewed this property |
Hey Jeff, We did not do anything turtle specific, but did walk the trails and on the boardwalk. Might wanna call the center for this question to be sure you get the right help. Enjoy -Jeff-
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Judy S
Does the gift store have a copy of Treasured Waters - The Indian River Lagoon?
23 December 2014|
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Response from George H | Reviewed this property |
They don't have it,,,,said to try Barnes & Noble or internet direct
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