Barrier Island Sanctuary, Melbourne Beach

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • The life of a barrier Island in film and models and lectures. Like this place for the grandchildren, and parents too. 
    The life of a barrier Island in film and models and lectures. Like this place for the grandchildren, and parents too.  more »
  • killing an hour between showers and found this nice place beside our beach hotel. Enjoyed it very much. 
    killing an hour between showers and found this nice place beside our beach hotel. Enjoyed it very much.  more »
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  • What a lovely group of people! The sanctuary is an amazing place to visit. If you get a chance it's totally worth it. They are a deep well of information about sea turtles. Here, you can link up with the folks from the Archie Carr Conservancy, and it's possible to sign up for turtle walks through that organization. A turtle walk is an amazing experience if you can get on the list.
  • Nice walking trail to the sanctuary. Friendly people. That will gladly educate people about the natural animals that travel to and from the area especially the very rare and endangered breeds, such as the Right Whales and sea turtles. It's an excellent place to visit and get educated for yourself and your family. They even have events there on certain dates for you to have a little more fun with the kids. Also great place to visit to get out of the Florida humidity if you are looking for something to do.

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