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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 August 15, 2016
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Concord, NC
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Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For 5 dollars it was very nice and informative. Didn't get to do the beach hike but will try next time.

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Calhoun, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was very nice love to see all types of fish , My granddaughter love it . they have everything easy to see and touch some things and somethings you don't need to touch but they make sure you and your kids are safe .

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Thank bpadgett2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little group of exhibits is only 5 dollars for anyone over 4. While people complain of it being small or goes by too fast, you have to realize that you are donating to a great cause that does good conservation work in the area. We got a good 30 minutes out of the visit with our 3 year old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great program for the Kids! Water seining was fun. The beach is so pretty. We learned a lot at the indoor exhibit, too. Would recommend for all ages.

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Canton, Ga.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the favorite activities that our girl scout troop completed during our visit. The staff was fabulous and showed us all how to locate animals in the sand. The girls loved the seining activity too.

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middletown, de
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to many aquariums over our 73 years, but Tybee's Marine Science Center has the most creative, artistic, and eye-catching displays of information about their in-house animals, many other sea creatures and the ocean environment we've ever seen. Wonderfully done. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable, especially Cully, who took us on a behind the scenes tour,... More 

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Seaford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in on a lark after seeing their sign. This is really a "wildlife and stranding rescue "organization that is housed in the former beachside police station. Consider the minor $5 entrance fee a contribution to a good cause. We just happened to time it right to get in on one of their "behind the scenes" tours and lectures... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 August 15, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 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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