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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 #7 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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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mayfield heights, ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

$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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Clarksville, Tennessee
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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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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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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Plant City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

This small center is located at Tybee Island beach and it is well worth the 4$ admission. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We were there just in time to see the Lagerhead Turtle, Ike, get an afternoon snack. A highlight of our visit. The staff also invited our group to a behind the scenes tour, and we learned... More

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Cumming, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I went with a friend who had 3 girls under 10 with her. The center is small, but loaded with great hands on adventures. The girls had a ball, and I learned things also. The guide we had was fantastic, explained things the way the girls could understand and appreciate. And kids always love hands-on experiences. Congratulations to Tybee for... More

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metro Atlanta
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21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Fairly small marine science center, but it's location near the beach pavilion make it worth stopping in. Their "Head Start" sea turtle program is interesting - you get to see their adopted hatchling before it's released into the wild. Educational and interesting.

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