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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
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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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This was a small center, but interesting. My grandkids would have love it. I loved the little turtle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Valley
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Fort Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a small center, but interesting. My grandkids would have love it. I loved the little turtle.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a small place but had lots of stuff to see and do on the inside. The people who ran the place were very nice and helpful. Make sure to go in all the nooks and crannies so you see everything. It's by the beach so that makes it better still.

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Florence, South Carolina
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was just OK, very small (just a couple of rooms with small tanks. There is a small hands-on tank for the little ones, but didn't see any paper towels or hand sanitizer. Spent about 30 minutes there and saw everything there was to see.

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Thank Bob M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a very big place, but they pack in the number of displays. They have all kinds of aquariums, video displays, snakes, turtles, and even a small "touch" display. They make it fun for kids and adults with "find me" videos above each display. And the people there are REALLY friendly and eager to answer any questions.

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KERNERSVILLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a beach walk with our guide, Chantelle, who was smart, friendly and an excellent educator. She even took extra time with us and we learned a good deal about the coast and marine life there.

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Wadena, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little Shop to get souvenirs, treats for sitting on the beach or pier! Great little variety of marine life to look at for lil or nothing! Staff is friendly and helpful!

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Mogadore, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice small center to visit. Kids loved to see baby turtles and the other small creatures.

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am glad that we drove here from Pooler before we left Georgia. My son likes to learn about wildlife. As it was raining, we couldn't visit the raptor center in Charlotte. So I promised to take him here before we headed back home. The entry is $5. Don't go in expecting to see many exhibhits. This is a tiny... More 

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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Loved our tour on the beach with the guide. She took the kids in to see the exhibits afterward. The center is small but they are doing great work for the area so make sure you support them! PAY FOR PARKING!! You WILL get a ticket. There are kiosks all of the parking lot so there's no way you can... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My grandkids loved this place. We went on the beach walk tour that was led by Alli who had just graduated from college with a degree in marine biology. She shared a wealth of information about sand creatures and sea life. She answered the questions that the kids and I asked and emphasized the importance of taking care of these... More 

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