Barrier Island Sanctuary, Melbourne Beach

#1 of 6 in Parks in Melbourne Beach
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Very well done and offers all sorts of facts and information about the sea and turtles! The staff is very personable abs helpful.  more »
  • Really like this county installation or instruction videos and displays of life on the barrier island.  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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