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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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Small--- Wanted to support the cause...

For a $4 entry fee, you'll see 4 rooms with some basic displays of marine life. It was enjoyable. Mostly, we just wanted to support their educational programming and appreciation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

For a $4 entry fee, you'll see 4 rooms with some basic displays of marine life. It was enjoyable. Mostly, we just wanted to support their educational programming and appreciation for marine life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The whole family took the beach walk and we learned so much. I wish I could remember the little gals name because she was so nice and did an awesome job. The kids and the adults had a great time. Highly recommend! We saw and held a starfish and a crab. We were also lucky enough to see a stingray.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We did a beach ecology walk with our Girl Scout troop and our guide Uli was great. She was very knowledgeable and really had the girls attention. We also did some seining which was a lot of fun, didn't catch a lot, but fun to do nonetheless.

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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 your scouts enjoyed their program- Uli is a fabulous educator and we're so lucky to have her. Working with girl scouts is truly a highlight for us and we're especially grateful for your support. I hope we get to see you again on your next visit to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dinky exhibit with a few aquariums...maybe fun for small children. Restrooms were filthy! Nice staff though!

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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 the science center- we really appreciate your support. You're totally right that the public restrooms outside our building are super busy during summer here on Tybee, and we do our best to let the city know whenever they need attention. In the future, please do let us know, so that we can get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The center was a lot smaller that I thought it would be. They did a good job with the small space they have. There were a lot of interesting facts about the native creatures and their habitats. I think the best part was watching the little turtles. They were generous with their free bookmarks and allowed me to take some... More 

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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! We definitely are crammed in to our tiny, repurposed police station building, and so grateful when visitors can appreciate all that we try to pack in. We're always happy to share Lights Out! bookmarks and to get the word out about sea turtle nesting here on the island. We'd love to... More 

Corbin, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Small but fun, with important research being done by the friendly staff. The Sea Turtle research was the most interesting for me. Great way to kill a couple of hours on a rainy day or hottest part of the afternoon.

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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! You're so right that we're a great way to beat the heat or thunderstorms during a day at the beach. We really appreciate your support and kind words. We'd would love to have you join in on a guided program to learn even more about our conservation work on your next... More 

Prosperity, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The price is great. Not a lot to see, but also not too much for my 4 and 2 year old. Their attention spans aren't too long, but they enjoyed this exhibit.

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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 definitely think of ourselves as just part of the Tybee experience, and I'm so glad your kiddos found the gallery fun and accessible. We'll hope to see you guys again on your next visit, maybe even for a beach walk! Thanks again! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My family had a great time at the science center. We did the 2 half-hour beach activities (sand sifting & seining) and found some animals. In sand sifting we found some small clams. In seining we found some silversides and comb jellies. After that, we looked around the gallery and saw lots of ocean life (most that were native to... More 

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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 center and joining in on our Sift & Seine program! We have such a great time sharing that experience with visitors. We really appreciate your awesome review. I hope we'll get to see you again on your next visit to Tybee, maybe even for a marsh trek!! Thanks again! More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center is small but nicely curated and very informative. They pack a lot into their limited space. You only need about 30-45 minutes to thoroughly explore the Center. If you take the time to read the exhibits, you will no doubt learn a great deal about the ecosystem in this area. We had two adults... More 

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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- you really seem to get us! It's our goal to pack in as much fun information as possible and we very much appreciate when visitors recognize our efforts. We'd love to have you and your family our for a beach or marsh walk on your next visit to Tybee.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We walked through the center and my 4 and 2 year olds loved it. It was small, as expected, but it was $4 each so totally worth the costs. We then did the sift and seine outing. $10 each and worth it. The guide was really knowledgeable and really good with the kids. My girls were a little young, but... More 

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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 the science center and joining in on a Sift & Seine program. We are so glad that you and your kiddos enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you and your girls in the future, for more learning and fun. Thanks again! More 

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Additional Information about Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Address: 1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone Number: +1 912-786-5917
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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