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Barrier Island Center, Brevard County EEL Program

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Upgrading Sea Turtle Exhibits!

The Barrier Island Center is excited to announce that it has received grant funding from the Sea Turtle Conservancy's Sea Turtle License Plate Grant to upgrade our sea turtle exhibits! A new nesting panel with IPad is being developed as well as a brand new Tour de Turtles exhibit. A big thanks to STC for funding our project and even bigger thanks to those of you that support the grant program by having a sea turtle license plate!

Barrier Island Center BoardwalkThis second Environmentally Endangered Lands Program Management and Education Center is a modern educational facility with classrooms, an interactive exhibit room, a library, offices, auditorium, restrooms and a gift shop. The center provides a focal point for the Archie Carr Refuge and the associated barrier island by providing exhibit space, a presentation hall, and ongoing educational programs that promote stewardship of the area’s fragile natural resources.

Sea Turtle ConservancyThe Barrier Island Management and Education Center partners with the Sea Turtle Conservancy who provide support for gift shop operations, volunteer coordination, and educational outreach including guided sea turtle hikes in June and July. Registration for upcoming 2013 turtle walks will begin May 1st. The cost is $15.00 per person. Visit to make your reservations.

This 34-acre sanctuary offers visitors an invitation to explore the barrier island’s diverse habitats through interactive exhibits at the Center, and along a 1-mile hiking trail that winds from the ocean to the Indian River Lagoon.

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December Migration Events at the BIC 11/29/2014 2:18:28 PM
Marine Mammal Stranding Talk - Sunday, November 9th @ 2 p.m. 11/6/2014 12:33:20 PM
Barrier Island Center "Trash to Treasures" November Events 10/31/2014 3:15:16 PM
Creatures Fest October 25th 1 to 4 p.m. 10/17/2014 10:52:47 AM
October "All Creatures" BIC Events 9/28/2014 11:25:45 PM
September "Restore Our Waters' Quality" Events at the BIC 8/29/2014 5:27:19 PM
August "Shark Week, Every Week!" at the Barrier Island Center 7/29/2014 10:19:10 AM
July Events at the Barrier Island Center - Tour de Turtles 6/18/2014 1:54:41 PM
June "Turtles In, Trash Out" Events at the Barrier Island Center 5/28/2014 11:57:27 AM
June "Turtles In, Trash Out" Events at the Barrier Island Center 5/24/2014 5:23:17 PM
Barrier Island Center "Island Life" May Events 5/14/2014 1:59:49 PM
Barrier Island Center "Island Life" May Events 4/23/2014 2:37:29 PM
April "Earth Day Every Day" Events at the BIC 4/9/2014 12:39:43 PM

Land Manager: Ray Mojica
Phone: 321-723-3556
Fax: 321-952-3207

8385 S Hwy A1A
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Center Hours
Tuesday through Sunday:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed Monday 

Trail Hours
October through April:
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

May through September:
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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