Barrier Island Sanctuary, Melbourne Beach

4.7
#2 of 12 in Things to do in Melbourne Beach
This Barrier Island Center is a modern educational facility with classrooms, an interactive exhibit room, a library, offices, auditorium, restrooms and a gift shop. The center provides a focal point for the Archie Carr Refuge and the associated barrier island by providing exhibit space, a presentation hall, and ongoing educational programs that promote stewardship of the area’s fragile natural resources.

The Barrier Island Management and Education Center partners with the Sea Turtle Conservancy who provide support for gift shop operations, volunteer coordination, and educational outreach
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  • So I can't provide a review. It looks nice. We went it was closed. Instead we did two walks five or six miles North on A1a. One opposite the Ponce De Lyon Statue (West side of road) and the other the ...  more »
  • Not much to see here. The displays are focused on learning activities fir school kids. Small gift shop and some trails around the center.  more »
  • Any location that has to do with sea turtles gets 5 stars. There is free admission with a donation if you would like. Small display area with interesting facts. Would have been nice if there was a vol...  more »
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  • Great place to spend a little time. The indoor museum is educational and quite fascinating. As is the building architecture. Gorgeous outdoor decking to stroll surrounded by green palms and exotic beach plants, while the ocean is right next to this and accessible. Parking is free! Really gorgeous place for nature lovers and ocean lovers, with lots of great information on sea turtles and more!
  • Great exhibits on turtle nesting and coastal habitation. Hands on and interactive, in addition to auditorium for speakers and video. Plus, an excellent Sea Glass Festival held every February!
  • Clean restrooms, picnic tables and close parking. Educational and relaxing. Too bad the picnic tables are not in the shade.
  • Very impressed. Learned a lot about turtles and their habitat. Thank you!
  • Free admission interactive programs able to walk on ramps along beach. Great turtle habitat.
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