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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 #5 of 10 Attractions in Tybee Island
Type: Educational Sites, Outdoors
Owner description: We provide year-round programs for island visitors and groups . . . On the beach, in the marsh, on...
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Type: Educational Sites, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the touch tank. Good for the price if you have time to spare. Wouldn't make a special trip for it necessarily. Nice gift shop. Some fun tanks, one baby sea turtle.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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42 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

For a small local center, it had a lot to offer. We particularly liked the live eco habitat. You could pet a crab or sand dollar if you wished. Noted for Loggerhead turtles, this display was great. There were other live displays and the history was great to learn. It is located right by the pier, convenient to get to... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Well worth popping in to be greeted by witty and informative staff member who gave a fast paced and great overview of the centre. The set-up is simple but gives a lovely insight into the aquatic locals of the area. Some charming stories there of turtle rescues, turtles returned to the wild and even turtle kidnap attempts! We loved the... More 

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Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place is right beside the Tybee Island pier. It's only $4. It is small, but they have quite a bit of marine life. The have a baby loggerhead turtle that they are saving to release. The guy at the front desk was very nice!!! I would recommend this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The admission was just $4. It is very small but I didn't expect much for $4. The gentleman at the front desk was very helpful as well as the volunteers.

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Columbus GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The admission price helps pay for preservation and research, so it was worth it. Many informative displays, many sea creatures to see and learn about in a very tiny space. A must see- the baby sea turtle exhibit. They rescue, raise, release.

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We visited the center and talked to a very informative volunteer named Emily. She was feeding a very cute baby sea turtle in a tank while we talked to her and asked our questions. It's a small place to visit but they are doing good work.

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Nashville
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We thought this would be a fun thing for our girls. It took $4 a piece and ate up 15 minutes with us going slowly through the exhibits. Many of the exhibits didn't seem to have the animals they said would be there. Then, there was the baby alligator that was sitting out in a cooler in the back room... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is not a large aquarium, but if you ask to speak with an educator, they are very informative about the water species in Tybee Island.

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Savannah, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My son asked for an ocean-themed birthday party this year, and since he loves visiting the Marine Science Center whenever we're on Tybee Island, I decided to inquire about a special tour. The staff was very helpful at setting up an event that was fun AND educational. Our educator, Joy, was so knowledgeable and patient with all the kids. We... More 

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