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.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Melbourne Beach holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Barrier Island Sanctuary and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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
Barrier Island Sanctuary Reviews
I enjoyed the exhibits. The films were worth watching and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The deck around the building had picnic tables. The paths through the vegetation and down to the... more »
Great event for the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Sea Turtle release where they are tracked for distance. Great fund raising event. more »
Great educational center with interactive displays. This is fantastic for kids of all ages. Don't miss the nature walks or the educational films. Before you leave pick up a free jar with a mangrove to root and grow at home. We will definitely return. They also take donations in an acrylic box by the door.
What an amazing place to get educated on Sea Turtle preservation, other aquatic species, our river and beaches. The staff is very knowledgeable and for willing to share. This is a great stop for children. Highly recommend giving them a visit. We enjoyed it.
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