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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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+1 409-766-3500
08:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30

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Awesome Experience for anyone and of all ages!

Enjoyed every minute of this informative and educational tour! Thank you for all that you do to help our Sea Turtles thrive!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed every minute of this informative and educational tour! Thank you for all that you do to help our Sea Turtles thrive!

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

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!

Thank Tosha B
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 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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Reviewed 24 November 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.

1 Thank wolfeellady
Louisiana, Missouri
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Reviewed 27 May 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.

1 Thank Firelynda
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 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.

1 Thank Pepperjackm
Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 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.

1 Thank Lewis K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 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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Reviewed 14 January 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!

1 Thank Rachel K
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 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.

Thank deichedj

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