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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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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 NEW

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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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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9 attraction reviews
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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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Vonore, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a really cool place to go on my Tybee Island, G.A., it was the last day of my trip, and it was a really cool place to go to. Very fun, but small. Also, make sure to check out "The Behind The Scenes Guided tour!!!! ~Aquamarine~

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Chardon, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A great place with a great cause. There is much here to learn about and very friendly people to help answer questions and teach you a bit about the marine life here at Tybee Island. I highly recommend you stop in and pay the small fee of $4. It goes for a very worthy cause. These folks do a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My mother and I saved a baby logger head turtle. We took it to them and they where AMAZING! The place is a awesome place to visit!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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