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NOAA Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory

#41 of 101 things to do in Galveston Features Animals
4700 Avenue U, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-6015
+1 409-766-3500
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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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ShannonMc2
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
Sea Turtles!

We had a great time with the sea turtles today. I was impressed with how patient our tour guides... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Tosha B
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4700 Avenue U, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-6015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ShannonMc2
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....More

Thank Tosha B
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...More

Thank Onward07
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
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
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...More

1  Thank Pepperjackm
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
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...More

1  Thank missynbtx
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...More

1  Thank Rachel K
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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Thelma C
Do we call for reservations? Can we buy tickets online?
23 March 2016|
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Response from SwissMountainDog | Reviewed this property |
This is a free attraction. I believe tours are only done on Thursdays. They recommend you book months in advance. We've been to Galveston twice and have yet to secure a visit. You need to call for reservations.
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Firelynda
My children and I are coming down for vacation during May 21 thru May 30. How can we arrange to take a tour and visit your rescue turtles?
29 January 2016|
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