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NOAA Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory

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Address: 4700 Avenue U, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-6015
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Sea Turtles!

We had a great time with the sea turtles today. I was impressed with how patient our tour guides were with all of the children. The wait list is very long so you have to schedule... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
tosha b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time with the sea turtles today. I was impressed with how patient our tour guides were with all of the children. The wait list is very long so you have to schedule months in advance. It was well worth the wait. We had never seen a sea turtle up close!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We made an appointment to visit the Sea Turtle rescue facility at this site and were so happy with the experience. The informative volunteer staff are knowledgeable and helpful and share the miracle of sea turtle rescue in the Gulf. It was heaven to see the growing baby turtles, and learning about the ocean environment and how to best protect... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

So honored to meet in the ballroom of historic Fort Crockett. It was a pleasure to get away from Houston and enjoy the sea wall and the beach.

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Louisiana, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Great learning adventure for us all. Best of all to be able to see the turtles we love. The tour was fantastic and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Grew up in Galveston but this was first time I visited since they put in sea turtle hatchery, not exactly a hatchery but more on line with fishery, at least the production area on the seawall. They also have a nice museum while waiting for the tour to start.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

This is a very educational place to visit. They are doing research on saving sea turtles. The facility is secured- you can't just walk in. I suggest you call for a tour. Fascinating what goes on there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Being able to see the turtles was amazing. Kids loved it. Caution. Unless it's an open house or you have a reservation I don't think you can see the turtles. They are a must. Could have spent longer if the kids were interested in the open house activities, staffed with lots of energetic and knowledgeable folks. My preteens on spring... More 

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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