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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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Address: 1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone Number: +1 912-786-5917
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: We provide year-round programs for island visitors and groups . . . On the...
We provide year-round programs for island visitors and groups . . . On the beach, in the marsh, on the water, in the classroom, and our Coastal Georgia Gallery. Our mission is to cultivate responsible stewardship of coastal Georgia's natural resources through education, conservation, and research. Island's Visitors: Walks, Talks & Treks and Sea Camp: Coastal Kids Ocean Adventure Corporate-Family-Elderhostel Groups: Authentic Coastal Experience and Floating Classrooms School Groups: Coastal Classroom Girl Scouts: Coastal Badge Program Boy and Cub Scouts: Barrier Island Patch Program and Oceanography Merit Badge Program Our Ocean Outreach program extends our educational reach to public and private events
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Nice displays

Lovely wee centre to pop into when visiting the beach. There was more than we expected for the entrance fee of $4

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Earlysville, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Tybee Marine Science Center isn't much like a large urban aquarium. But they pack a lot of information into several small rooms, containing interesting tanks and displays. The best part, though, is outside the museum: you can sign up for various walking tours, some on the beach, some in the salt marshes. They're tailored to the season (and the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely wee centre to pop into when visiting the beach. There was more than we expected for the entrance fee of $4

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stopped here as part of a tour. It was educational for people who have never been to the ocean before. Had a interactive tide pool. I held a spider crab! Had a large collection of Terrapin Turtles. Was expecting to see a sea turtle, but there is neither here nor there. The beach seining activity was fun.

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North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was only $16 for four of us. We spent about an hour. The collection is smal but informative. Plus they had adorable tiny turtles.

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Fredonia, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited this place to go to the Turtle Talk Tour, but it was cancelled for the week. They have mini exhibits in the building for $4 a person. It was smaller than we thought it would be but worth the money. Especially if your interested in seeing and learning about marine life.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I thought it was very interesting and enjoyed walking around. Want to go back because there are a lot of things to see and learn.

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Danville, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our Girl Scout Troop did the badge program and enjoyed it. They toured the facility, then walked the beach and did some sand sifting to learn about the marine life. It was well organized and informative.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were surprised when we realized that the beach walk was on the busy south public beach, as I don't know that you could ever find much marine life around with that many people around too during the middle of the day. Our Guide was very nice and informative, and we did learn a lot. It was very hot, definitely... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Small little rescue center, so we were glad we signed up for a sifting and seining class. Joy was a great instructor!

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Calhoun, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a scheduled tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. After our tour, we had an excursion to the beach to learn more about the local ecology. The kids learned how to dig down and sift the wet sand for small animals. Weather was a bit flaky, so we didn't find much in the way of organisms. It... More 

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Additional Information about Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Address: 1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone Number: +1 912-786-5917
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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