Sea Life Facility


Texas A&M University at Galveston runs a state-of-the-art marine research and rehabilitation facility largely dedicated to endangered sea turtles. From its outreach observation center, you can see the main lab and recovering turtles through a viewing window. Volunteers are on hand to answer questions.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Galveston attractions

1. Galveston Railroad Museum

0.99 MILES

Housed in Galveston’s beautiful former Santa Fe Railroad Station, this little museum holds exhibits on train history and old rail cars as well as model…

2. Strand Historical District


Strolling the historic Strand District will give you an appreciation of Galveston's glory days in the late-19th century. Commercial horse-drawn carriages…

5. Galveston Arts Center

1.14 MILES

Right on the Strand, this two-floor gallery showcases contemporary artwork primarily from local artists or artists focused on local themes. It also…

6. Frost Bank

1.23 MILES

This 1874 bank building has undergone several name changes over the years, and the name on the marquee still belongs to the 1923 'United States National…

7. Moody Mansion & Museum


One of the grandest mansions on the island, dating from 1895, this 28,000-sq-ft home still shines with the splendor of Galveston's heyday as an American…