Barrier Island Sanctuary, Melbourne Beach

4.7
#1 of 6 in Parks 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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4.7
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  • Amazing place to see and learn about the turtles that come to visit our beach’s yearly. Great for all ages. Wonderful volunteers who are full of knowledge. Highly recommend.  more »
  • Our visit to this centre was enjoyable and interesting. There is a small building where you can find out about sea turtles by reading information on display boards, interacting with simple quiz boards...  more »
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  • Attended Beach Treasures Festival, beautiful day, a wonderful time had by all. Kiosks with vendors & information. Sea inspired hand made beautiful jewelry! State Park kiosk had a treasure trove of maps, attending Rangers a wealth of knowledge & information. Does it get any better? YES! Live hoppin' Band
  • My family and I attended the Ocean Treasures Festival and really enjoyed it. First we took a shuttle from a nearby Presbyterian Church to the Barrier Island Sanctuary. Then we grabbed lunch from the on-site food truck. We spent time going through the permanent educational exhibits inside as well as the festival displays of ocean treasure. We loved the digital microscope and information about the sea turtles. We saw ocean treasure ranging from sea glass to fossilized crabs to sharks' teeth. There was a live band and the ocean views were beautiful. /** If you read this review and it helped please like it by giving it a thumbs up! Thanks. **/

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