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“We love Mr. BOB!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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
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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
Gainesville, Georgia
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“We love Mr. BOB!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My Girl Scout troop loved the beach experience offered at Tybee Island Marine Science Center. They took a walk on the beach and dug in the sand with their guide, Mr. Bob. He was FANTASTIC with the girls! After the beach portion, they toured the little museum and got to hold creatures in a touch tank. It was a wonderful experience that I highly recommend to all Scout troops.

Visited April 2013
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Traverse City, Michigan
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“Real Life Critters!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stumbled upon the Marine Science Center on Tybee Island after walking out on the public pier and down the beautiful beach. What I loved about the critters in the tanks was we had just spent two weeks on Harbor Island, SC and had seen many of the same specimens lying dead at low tide. And here at the MSC they were alive and interacting! A beautiful horseshoe crab, starfish, jellyfish, turtles, and much more.
We were there on Monday, April 22nd and the young lady that spoke with us was a marine biologist, who along with six other dedicated souls, was running this wonderful education center. She was very passionate about what they were doing and was very thankful that we stopped in. I purchased a beautiful t-shirt in the gift shop that I am looking forward to wearing.
The MSC offers several great walks and talks for a reasonable price if you'd like to learn more about the beach, jellyfish, salt marshes, sharks, turtles and whales.
Visiting here was the highlight of our day along with eating that evening at The Crab Shack.
I wish I had more time to go back again

Visited April 2013
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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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“Small - mostly turtles”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Very small. Only 5 small rooms with mostly turtles, but they were close enough that children would enjoy seeing them. It was inexpensive, but it only took about 10 minutes to see everything.

Visited April 2013
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Alabaster, Alabama
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“great for Scouts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

had interesting time learning about the coast and the creatures that live there. Did ont get to do all events that we had planned there because of bad weather but had fun anyway. Great guide :)

Visited March 2013
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“Extremely disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Disorganized!!! Junk piled near or next to the "exhibits." Dirty, old, and not particularly informative.

Visited August 2012
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