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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
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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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Admission was only $5 per person, but I didn't pay attention to whether that was normal or a reduced fee because we went not long before they were closing. The center is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Concord, NC
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So, last year, my son and I went to the Marine Science Center on Tybee Island, just on a rainy day, with the few shark teeth we had found that week. As we paid for tickets, my 6 yr old asked if someone would be able to help him identify the type of sharks his 'teeth' came from. The staff... More 

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Concord, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Admission was only $5 per person, but I didn't pay attention to whether that was normal or a reduced fee because we went not long before they were closing. The center is very, very small - you would walk the indoor perimeter in about 1 min and can see everything there is to see in 15 minutes or less, including... More 

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Thank NCLuckyWon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and interesting. I wish more people cared about the natural attactions on Tybee. We all should stop littering the planet, and think about the fish, turtles and people that depend on clean water.

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Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and i decided to check out the Tybee Nature Center before we walked the beach. It is very small. It took us about 10 minutes, but we enjoyed it.

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Monroe, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently took a trip to Tybee Island, GA. And visited the Marine Science Center. Although this visit was solo the many before in 30 years were with my children. This little museum features many little sea and beach creatures all for touching. You can explore just the inside of the museum or take the guided beach tours. There is... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by a very nice lady on arrival. It was only $5 (which assists with their conservation efforts) to take the little self tour. The had tanks with red fish, puffer, turtles, various other little fish, and my favorite a baby lagerhead turtle. They also have a cool area set up with live sand dollars and starfish that... More 

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Inola, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cost was well worth the visit, (I think $5.00/person) it's right off the beach, easy to get to walking to or from your car. This place isn't a tourist trap, it's a science center. It's there for educational purposes and rehabilitation -they are there to help marine life, not put it on display for humans. They rehab animals to... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes I read previous reviews but did not anticipate it could truly be as small as it is! Viewed each tank and read every display yet was done in 30 minutes. Staff is nice and friendly, the facility is clean. They do offer many tours and programs outside of the Center so that is why the review rating is high... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was expecting something similar to an aquarium. The entire center is two small rooms with a few tanks of small fish and turtles. Took about 10 minutes to see the whole thing. Ok for a quick stop if you are planning a trip to the beach, but not worth going out of your way to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Science and Marine center and was greeted by a very nice gentleman at the front desk. The price was reasonable, $5 per person. We spent about 40 minutes here and my kids, ages 9 and 13, enjoyed it....I also learned a little myself.

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