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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
+1 912-786-5917
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Tybee Island
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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metro Atlanta
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fairly small marine science center, but it's location near the beach pavilion make it worth stopping in. Their "Head Start" sea turtle program is interesting - you get to see their adopted hatchling before it's released into the wild. Educational and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The science center is small,but,you get a great look at the local sea life. We also took the south beach guided walk and learned so much! It was a wonderful hands on experience!

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Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Small but well worth the $4 admission. We got to sift through sand to find animals, and we were onhand to see the feeding of their sea turtle.

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north carrollton ms
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

very small with little to really see and not much in the way of hands on. Hidden by the dock...stop by but do not expect too much.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Having read other reviews I knew not to expect a full fledged aquarium. The Marine Science center is well worth the $4 price of admission - just to get away from the beach for an hour! They probably have one of the biggest gift shops filled with stuffed animals on all of Tybee. My kids were most excited about that... More

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Cody S, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting and reviewing the science center. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and especially thankful for noticing the Discovery Shop- it really is a hidden gem here on the island. Again, thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Tybee! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My Girl Scout troop loved our day on Tybee Island and at the Marine Center. Emily was very knowledgable and engaged the girls. We even got to see at turtle nest...

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Cody S, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this review

Hey there! Thanks so much for visiting and reviewing the science center. I'm thrilled your scouts enjoyed their badge program with Emily— she's crazy smart, and really interesting to listen to. Hope to see you back on Tybee again! More

Hampstead, Maryland
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were in Savannah and someone recommended the Marine Science Center, so we decided to visit. I am so glad that we did! Our guide was Chantal and she was fabulous! She spent over two hours with us and was so passionate about education and sharing her love of marine life. The two 11 year old girls that were with... More

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Cody S, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this review

Hi there! It sounds like you had a great time with us at the science center, and we are SO very glad you did! Chantal really is an incredible educator and asset to our team. Her enthusiasm is contagious for both kids and adults. We really appreciate your support, and thank you for taking the time to write us such... More

St. Louis, MO
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151 reviews 151 reviews
58 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a nice way to learn about the marine life that is on Tybee Island. We especially enjoyed seeing the little sea turtle because when we were walking the beach early one June morning, we came upon what appeared to be turtle tracks. Along came a naturalist on her bike and she called one of the volunteers who track... More

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Cody S, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this review

Wow, it sounds like you guys have had quite the turtle experience this year! Thanks so much for coming by to meet out hatchling sea turtle, Ike, and for taking the time to review the science center itself. We're very proud of the amazing group of volunteers that make up the Tybee Sea Turtle Project, and I'm so glad you... More

Overland Park, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

For only $4 per person it is certainly worth it! Many exhibits with a variety of marine life and a focus on keeping our beaches/water clean. There was a nice young lady walking around with a shark tooth and explaining some of the exhibits. It is located right near the Tybee Pier and Pavilion so it is a great place... More

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Cody S, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting and reviewing the science center! It's so great to hear back from visitors who really appreciate our stewardship and conservation message. We have a fantastic group of educators, so I'm thrilled you got to chat with one in the gallery during your visit. If shark teeth are your thing, you should definitely... More

Pekin, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Was hoping for more than 2 rooms of aquariums for $4 a person, but it was nice to get out of the heat for a bit. We noticed a tour going on and the guides seemed to be providing a lot of information. If that had been an option, we might have enjoyed it more.

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Cody S, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting the science center. We're really bummed that you didn't have the experience you were looking for, so I hope you'll come back with a little more time to join an educator on one of our daily Walks, Talks, and Treks. We certainly are pretty small, but we try to pack in as much... More

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