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NOAA Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory

Address: 4700 Avenue U, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
Phone Number: 409.766.3500
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Ranked #14 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Antioch, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a few days in Galveston, TX to site see after returning from a Cruise. We arrived back in Galveston on a Thursday and were looking for something to do that would not take all day since we had spent the morning getting off the cruise ship and checking in to a hotel. We found the NOAA Sea Turtle... More 

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Spring, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were excited to watch the sea turtle roundup, and the guide was excellent in the way she told the story! You never really know how many ways the government touches your life until you see something like this come to life before your eyes!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Fabulous experience. See the turtles close up. Hear about the life cycle, the endangered species, how they are trying to preserve their existence - all right there on the Island. Well worth a visit.

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texas gulf coast
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Attended the 2014 Spring Open House at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sancuary and NOAA Labs. This is a great activity for kids. There are exhibits showcasing all of the sea life to be found in the Gulf of Mexico and the conservation efforts to preserve it. Kids will enjoy collecting colorful posters, educational activity books, the opportunity to... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Visit their website and call ahead to ensure a tour. There is next to zero possibility of a "we just swung by to see the turtles" type tour. The tours were ended after hurricane Ike but they recently began giving tours again based on volunteer availability. Having said all of that, if you call ahead you will be thrilled. The... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Not sure how often the NOAA offers sea-turtle tours, but it's a don't miss if you happen to be in town at the right time. We were, and what a fantastic experience! The volunteer rangers present an excellent, passionate presentation about the plight of the turtles, then guide you to a hangar-slash-barn for a look at the actual creatures. There... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Thanks to Miss BeBe and Miss Chris, certified Master Naturalists, for an excellent presentation and tour. We brought three boys, ages 12, 9 & 7 and all enjoyed it. Tour is about 1 hour, with an interesting "lesson" and pictures/videos about sea turtles. Boys got a lot of kid relaed info, so I agree w/other reviewers, bring a tote bag.... More 

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Texas City, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

First find out when there open house is and come! Bring a bag for all the cool stuff the give out. Talk to scientist, grad students, and other amazing marine workers. They show the turtle tanks, dolphin rescue equipment, and other marine related stuff. Lots of hands on for kids. You can help paint a mural, have kids pretend to... More 

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Bertram, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

It was a great morning at the NOAA center, se learned so much about Sea Turtles. The Staff were friendly and very knowledgable. The trip to the beach to look for eggs was fun too.

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