Barrier Island Sanctuary, Melbourne Beach

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  • August 6, 2017
    This was a very interesting stop when concerned with sea turtles and their environment. The Film regarding, sea turtles, their environment and Florida's Raising Sea Water levels is compelling. To lear...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    Great little stop just north of Sebastian Inlet. The center has some really nice local turtle displays you won't find anywhere else, and it has AC so it's a great place to get out of the sun for an ho...  more »
  • May 25, 2017
    This is a great place to spend a few hours. There is always an educational event, and guided tours at least once or twice a week. My kids loved the waster egg hunt and the mangrove planting. My visiti...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • April 14, 2017
    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.
  • March 21, 2017
    Very interesting. Great for kids. Good learning experience
  • June 29, 2017
    Great educational center and a nice 1mile hiking trail.

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