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NOAA Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory
Ranked #42 of 109 things to do in Galveston
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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.

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Reviewed 13 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.

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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 break weren't in the "learning mode" many smaller kids looked like they had a great time.

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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!

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Reviewed 1 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.

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