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NOAA Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory

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Address: 4700 Avenue U, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
Phone Number: 409.766.3500
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Gorgeous restoration of a historic buildings and information is fabulous

I am so impressed that these buildings got restored in such a lovely manner. The offices are beautiful, lots of informative information, and so conveniently located. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachel K
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McMinnville, Tennessee
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McMinnville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so impressed that these buildings got restored in such a lovely manner. The offices are beautiful, lots of informative information, and so conveniently located. The programs that they are involved in are so important and such a caring staff. Congratulations to NOAA and Marine Fisheries!

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We tried to see the rescue turtles. We asked a gentleman about a tour and he said you need to have reservations, probably 3-4 months in advance. Maybe next time.

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Thank deichedj
Denver
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197 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

If you are planning a visit here, make sure to make your reservations months in advance. Unfortunately, you will be extremely disappointed if you don't.

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Helena, Montana
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

I didn't know I loved sea turtles...but I do now! The volunteer guides were excellent in both the education room and the turtle barn. I would love to bring children here. It's a don't miss, if you can get in.

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Thank Loniedee
Texas
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I went to the turtle rehab center on a 1 hour tour. I am very interested in marine life. The lady guide kept up outside in the blaring summer sun for 55 minutes while she talked non-stop, mostly about what a great job she is doing. When we finally got inside with the turtles we had almost no time. I... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is a great family location. The kids will like it as well as the adults. Make sure you make reservations will in advance.

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Thank Gary C
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Visiting here was so fun and interesting. The sea turtles were very cute and guides were willing to answer questions.

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Thank Sophie F
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great presentation on sea turtles - everything is covered by their volunteers. Interesting notes on habitat, environmental problems, and the work of NOAA. The live turtle area is wonderful and interesting.

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Thank Motherhen54449
Zionsville, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were a little lucky to be able to do this tour since according to the office most people book this tour "months in advance". There was a cancellation and the office called to let me know that space had become available. I was a little disappointed at the tour of this government facility, but it would probably worth the... More 

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Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This facility gives tours to the public free of charge. If you love turtles, this is a must see! Learn what you can do to help save them in a classroom (1/2 hour) and then see over 100 live babies that will be released when they reach 2 years old. Very humid inside, so careful with electronics.

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