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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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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

a small but very educational place to visit. We were very impressed by the staff and they were eager to answer all questions. We were glad we stopped in.

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We loved being showed around the place by the biologist and how much interesting facts and marine life was packed in a small building.

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

Thanks so much for visiting the science center! We really are a tiny facility, and it makes us so very happy when visitors appreciate that we endeavor to pack in tons to see and learn! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope you'll be back to visit on your next trip to Tybee. Thanks again! More

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My family enjoyed visiting the marine center. They pack a lot in this small but educational facility. We also did the North Beach walk and learned more about the local sea life. Awesome!

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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 really appreciate your support. Our North Beach ecology walk really is beautiful, and I'm so glad you had a nice time. Keep in touch, as we'll be moving to a brand new building on that end of the island in the next few years. Exciting stuff! Thanks again, and... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

After years and years of coming to Tybee, we finally went through the science center. It was awesome! Bring your camera and prepare to be amazed at the animals in the center. Very educational!

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

Hi there, and thanks so much for your great review! I'm so glad you had a chance to come check us out on your last visit. We really appreciate your support and kind words. Be sure to keep in touch as we grow to a new facility on the North Beach of Tybee. Here's to many more years of island... More

Loveland, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a tiny little aquarium where you can meet Ike the baby sea turtle. Well worth the $4.00 you spend, especially if you are a turtle lover. They also offer a behind the scenes tour and different walks on the island. Just a quick stop but was fun.

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

Thanks so much for including the science center in your time on Tybee! We really appreciate your review and your support. As a turtle lover, I hope you felt right at home. Next time you visit Tybee, try to plan for a Turtle Talk with one of our awesome marine science educators! Thanks again! More

mayfield heights, ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

$4 to get in. Fun stuff to see and learn. Staff friendly and helpful. Admission fee goes to help the turtles. Like the map with the different islands and the number of turtle nests on each island. Not huge but informative, fun and air conditioned!

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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 stopping by to visit the science center. You're not wrong that our A/C is a huge draw during summers along the coast, right along with the exhibits and staff! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and we're really grateful for your awesome review. I hope you'll be by to visit on your next... More

Clarksville, Tennessee
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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Grandsons loved this marine science center. Its small but is it inexpensive. The staff is very professional and one them took the time to feed one of the turtles.

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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 with your grandkiddos! Our educators just love getting to chat with up and coming coastal naturalists. We hope you and your grandsons will come back and visit on your next trip to Tybee. Thanks so much for your support! More

Greenville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have been to many science centers along the southeast coast. This marine center is not good. It is tiny. The only cool exhibit is the sea turtle. It is so limited in its teaching of the community. Very disappointing. $4 per person. I wanted to learn about the Georgia coast and their barrier islands. Nothing compared to South Carolina... More

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

Hi there! We are so sorry you were disappointed in your experience at the center. We certainly are tiny, but we try to pack in as many content-rich exhibits and displays as possible. I hope you'll have a chance to come back and visit in the future, as we grow to a new facility on the North Beach of Tybee.... More

Little Rock, Arkansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very educational and fun to learn about the efforts being done to preserve marine life on Tuber Island.

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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 really love when visitors appreciate our strong conservation and stewardship themes. I hope you'll come back to visit on your next trip to Tybee! More

Payneville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Inexpensive place to learn about the island. The staff is amazing and truly knows tybee island ocean life in and out! This little place was the best part of our trip!

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

Thank you so much for your awesome review! I agree that our education staff is really top-notch. We really appreciate your kind words and support. I hope you'll come back to visit on your next trip to Tybee! More

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