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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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Great Stop for Learning About Turtles

I love turtles and stop at every marine science center I can find. I've been to this on a couple of times, we love Tybee Island. I like this one, it's one of the smaller... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

What an awesome tour our Girl Scout troop of 12 had with Joy. She was so knowledgeable about the Georgia coastal region and all its marine animals. The beach walk and sand sifting was educational but tons of fun for the girls. Tybee Island has a great beach for swimming, fishing or just hanging out.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Our group of 12 Girl Scout Seniors had a fabulous time! Our guide, Joy, was so passionate about her work, it came through during our 2 hours we spent walking the beach and learning about the Georgia Coast. When we came upon a dead jellyfish, she gathered us up to explain all about their biology, drawing in the sand so... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I cannot express how appreciative I am for the staff at Tybee Island Marine Science Center. We visited with my three children (8,8,11) and paid the additional fee for the beach walk south. What a great experience, it was like having your own personal scientist with you for the hour. The wealth of knowledge and manner in which she (Shantel)... More 

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Browns Summit, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice little marine science center but only four rooms. The fee to get in was small so I didn't mind that the displays were minimal. Good place to take a small group of kids or a family for some educational time at a low price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We've been here 3 different times, taken the walking beach tour, and every time its been different. Sometimes in the fall, exhibits may be a little tired- due to the many summer visitors. Well worth the time and treasure !

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Fargo, North Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Their mission is to cultivate a responsible stewardship of coastal resources through education, conservation, and research, so it was more of an intellectual center than a mall-style aquarium. I learned a lot about the eastern US Barrier Islands, which was very interesting. The kids enjoyed the turtles and the other aquatic animals featured there, but it was all over rather... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I love turtles and stop at every marine science center I can find. I've been to this on a couple of times, we love Tybee Island. I like this one, it's one of the smaller centers, but this means you get a lot of one on one talks. I always learn something here. A great stop!!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went to check it out and it was small but the touch tank was really fun for our 2 year old daughter. It's $4 you get what you pay for.

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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're glad you guys found us during your visit. I hope you'll stay tuned and check back in on future visits to Tybee, because we're growing and expanding to a new spot on the north end of the island! Thanks again! More 

Erlanger, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 

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