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Barrier Island Center, Brevard County EEL Program

Happy Holidays!!!

The Barrier Island Center will be closed December 24th, 25th, 26th and January 1st. Our trails, however, are open dawn to dusk so we hope you enjoy the holidays outside. 

Welcome to the Barrier Island Sanctuary

sea turtle license plate grant

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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February Brings "Love Under the Sea" to the BIC! 2/1/2015 10:56:46 AM
Free Winter Lecture Series at the BIC 1/9/2015 5:07:01 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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