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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
Lisa N
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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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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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 

Heath, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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33 helpful votes 33 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 

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