Barrier Island Sanctuary, Melbourne Beach

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  • We usually come here during some of the events they have. It's very nice and they have some hands on activities for kids. There's a patio with a small play area and it overlooks the beach. Last time w...  more »
  • My grandchildren have to visit it at least once a week. They love it so much. They are both under 9 years  more »
  • Very good small museum detailing the marine environment and the local beach area. Interactive displays well done, a small theater, deck, walking trails and fine examples of life found in the local are...  more »
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  • Fantastic. One program was a turtle walk. They take a small group to watch loggerhead sea turtles nest. Very amazing and you keep your distance to see all the turtles come out of the sea, nest and head home. We studied one , but saw a few others come up. Very cool.
  • Great little place to stop with about 15 minutes of exhibits for kids and very helpful staff for understanding the wildlife viewing opportunities in the area. She pointed out some mating season turtles for me to see in broad daylight.
  • Just turned in the red mangroves I was growing for the staff to plant on earth day. It's an amazing place to learn. Worth the trip.
  • Very interesting. Great for kids. Good learning experience
  • Great educational center and a nice 1mile hiking trail.

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