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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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Marsh treck

We happened on this place when we were hanging out on the pier. The people were so friendly and we signed up for a Marsh treck the next day. Our guide made walking around in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jeanna p
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Erlanger, Kentucky
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Erlanger, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We happened on this place when we were hanging out on the pier. The people were so friendly and we signed up for a Marsh treck the next day. Our guide made walking around in smelly slop fun! Def recommend to anyone that visits tybee!

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

Thank you SO much for visiting the science center! It sounds like you had a great time and we are super glad to hear it. Marsh Treks are an absolute blast with our educators. We would love to take you out Sifting & Seining or on a Beach Walk during your next visit! Thanks again, and come back to see... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

lots to learn about Turtles and I was so interested . the young woman explained how they take in injured turtles and bring them back to good health . Fascinating

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

Thank you so much for visiting and reviewing the science center! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. It's always good to meet fellow turtle lovers. I hope you can join us for a Turtle Talk on your next visit! More 

Heath, Ohio
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

They had a lot of neat animals, interesting facts, but the neatest thing everyone enjoyed was the touch pool! They got to see and touch many different things! Definitely worth it.

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

Thank you so much for visiting and reviewing the science center! The touch tank is definitely a highlight and we're so glad you and your group enjoyed it! Come join us for a another hands-on experience with a beach Walk or Sifting & Seine on your next visit! More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I took my two year old daughter and she loved it but the only I didn't like about it was that the place was so small. It was literally two rooms. We paid four dollars a person to get, I was expecting it to be at little bigger. I recommend going one time, after that you have seen it all.

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

Thanks so much for visiting and reviewing the science center! We are, unfortunately, housed in a tiny, repurposed former police station and I'm sorry our size was disappointing to you. Your four dollar admission supports a wide range of conservation, education, and research efforts, so we really appreciate your support. We think of the entire island as our classroom and... More 

Huntsville, AL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We took our 8 and 6 year old boys here and they really enjoyed it. It's small, but a great way to spend a little time while at the beach. They even let the boys peek "behind the scenes" to see how they operate. I do recommend this place especially to those with younger kids.

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

Thanks so much for visiting and reviewing the science center. I'm so glad that your boys enjoyed their visit and got a behind-the-scenes peek! We try to pack in as much cool stuff as possible for the kiddos, despite our tiny footprint. I hope you'll be able to join us for a Beach Walk or Sea Camp on your next... More 

Battle Lake, Minnesota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went on a beach walk with Beth from the Marine Science Center today - great 90 minutes spent learning about the marine life and the ecology of the island. Beth was informative, has a great sense of humor and knowledgeable. It was a perfect day for the walk and it's only $10! What a bargain.

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

Thank you so much for visiting the science center and joining us for a Beach Walk! Beth is a fabulous educator, and we're lucky to have her. Next time you visit Tybee, I hope you'll be able to join us for a Marsh Trek or Turtle Talk! We would love to have you back on your next trip :) More 

Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place was a riot for our family. The kids loved the touch tanks and INCREDIBLY engaging staff. It was so clear that they all love what they do there. It is small compared to some "aquarium" standards but this is what makes it so unique. It is also quite reasonably priced and you can come and go throughout the... More 

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

Wow, thank you so much for your awesome review of the science center! I am so glad that you and your family had such a blast with us. Our education staff really are tops, so I'm really happy you had a chance to engage with them! I hope you and your family will be back to visit as we, and... More 

Mansfield, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stumbled upon this little science center that packs a lot in to its little space. You can truly take your time because there isn't 5 miles of walking, they have a touch and feel pool, lots of sea turtles which was the best part. explanations about the ecology of the species and how people affect them. Had a great... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting and reviewing the science center! We really appreciate your kind words and support. I hope you'll come join us for a Beach Walk or Marsh Trek on your next visit to Tybee! More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on a whim while visiting Tybee with my boyfriend on Valentine's Day. We had a very good experience! The man at the front desk was very friendly and helpful, and we had a nice time checking out all of the

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

Thanks so much for coming to visit, and on Valentine's Day!! Marine science definitely inspires love in us all year round, and we're really glad you came to share the love this VDay! More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and I took our five year old daughter to this little marine science center. She really loved it. They have numerous fish and loggerhead turtles. They also have a small petting area for the kids. It was very informative. The guide there was a young lady named, Joy. She did an awesome job explaining things to us and... More 

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

Thank you SO much for visiting and reviewing the science center. I'm thrilled you and your family had such a nice time- Joy really is the best! We're lucky to have her. I hope you'll stop in on your next visit to Tybee. Your daughter sounds like a perfect candidate for our summer Sea Camp! More 

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