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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
+1 912-786-5917
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First Tybee experience

It’s located literally right next to the beach !!We took the Turtle Talk Class. We learn more about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kadeah
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Tybee Island, Georgia
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Amazing staFf

This was a very nice place to visit and the staff are guided tour was amazing she was so fun and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
96dixieb
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Mason,
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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
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“touch tank” (39 reviews)
“beach walk” (30 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
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+1 912-786-5917
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"touch tank"
in 39 reviews
"beach walk"
in 30 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 27 reviews
"baby sea turtle"
in 9 reviews
"local sea life"
in 7 reviews
"small center"
in 6 reviews
"turtle talk"
in 4 reviews
"girl scout troop"
in 19 reviews
"rainy day"
in 11 reviews
"money goes"
in 4 reviews
"great learning"
in 4 reviews
"hermit crabs"
in 11 reviews
"gift shop"
in 22 reviews
"coastal georgia"
in 5 reviews
"small fee"
in 5 reviews
"staff was very friendly"
in 6 reviews
"field trip"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s located literally right next to the beach !!We took the Turtle Talk Class. We learn more about Turtles than we ever knew, it was very informative and makes you care a lot more about how we maintain our beaches. Our instructor was great and...More

Thank Kadeah
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a very nice place to visit and the staff are guided tour was amazing she was so fun and very informative on the creatures out in the beach Girl Scout troop really enjoyed this

Thank 96dixieb
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a rip-off even at $5.00. There were a few aquariums with various sea life in them. There was a “behind the scenes” tour. We paid for the tour and was waiting for it to start, but it was not announced. When we asked they...More

Thank Dennis J
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Your $5 gallery admission fee includes all in-house programs like behind-the-scenes tours of our animal husbandry area and helps us feed and care for the animals in our four rooms of live exhibits. We strive to use our limited space to educate visitors about the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here and able to catch a feeding time experience. The Center itself is small but it is cheap. The room for the feedings was very crowded as there was a school of children visiting but it was very interesting and on the behind...More

Thank CJ J
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are a small center focused on educating our visitors about the wonders of coastal Georgia. We see over 50,000 visitors per year, so it can get crowded with school groups, scout troops, and island visitors,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is right across from the Tybee Island Pier. Small but super-enjoyable. There is an entry fee but its worth it. Make sure to ask as many questions as possible and they will be answered! The staff there is highly knowledgeable and welcoming.

Thank theparthlesstraveled
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Marine Science Center is very small, but well worth a visit. They are supposed to have a new facility by 2019 on North Beach that will be much bigger, so we are looking forward to that. They offer behind the scenes tours (which are...More

Thank Lynette C
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review...we look forward to continuing to provide informative programs in our new facility as well! Behind-the-scenes tours of our husbandry area are a great way for our staff to show how much they do to care for our critters in a small...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to take a short stroll through the marine museum. It cost $5 each to go inside. It wasn't anything special. It did have a variety of fish and turtles to view. Everyone was friendly.

Thank cemelaugh
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on Tybee Island in May 2018 and visited this museum with our 3 children 5 years old and younger. It is very small but we found it perfect for our children's attention span! I saw a horseshoe crab there and thought they were...More

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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review. The Marsh Trek program (offered daily at 4 pm) is a wonderful learning opportunity for all ages!

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

My daughter and I visited the Marine Science Center in May. The Center is not very big but it is so much fun and so educational. We looked at and read everything inside, had a behind the scenes tour (even saw a local fisherman bring...More

Thank CindyMcN
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thanks for the 5-star review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit and are now "officially" ambassadors for the coast with your newly-gained knowledge!

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Good examples of local wildlife and a few jellies. Not a large place but educational for kids. And a nice petting pool

Thank Cynthia H
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Our center is small, with the intended purpose to provide information about the flora and fauna of coastal Georgia so visitors have a better understanding of our ecosystem when they visit the beach and surrounding coastal areas.

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October 8, 2017|
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Response from Happy42day | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, I just saw your question..... I haven't been on the beach walk in a very long time but I would definitely do the touch tank. If you ask when you go in when they will have a behind the scenes tour, that would... More
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Response from Spydermn | Reviewed this property |
Contact Atlantic Pro Divers Camp about scuba. Water around Tybee is VERY nutrient rich which makes for lots of sea life but usually low visibility.
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