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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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Nice but small

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

my friends and I stopped over to see what they had to offer. the center had 2500 gallons of water in display tanks with animals ranging from shrimp to different fishes and turtles found in the local waters off Tybee Island. They had periodic programs specific to educating the kids and adults alike including a behind the scenes tour and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very kid friendly and interesting place to stop. The entire family will enjoy this place. I would recommend the stop!

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Thank Craig A
Comer, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We paid to get in and the marine life they had to see were interesting but there wasn't much to see for the price paid.

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Thank tabbyashworth
Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our troop loved our visit to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center . We did the 2 hour tour with a beach walk. Our guide (Alli) was amazing and spent so much time with the girls explaining things and answering all of our questions. She made it a lot of fun and we all learned a lot. I highly recommend... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just wish they would expand it. It was cramped, there were a lot of people, and I don't believe it was worth the $10 we paid.

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columbus, ga
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is super small literally 4 rooms the size whole thing is the size of a small house in the parking lot of south beach at the foot of the pier. Very small display of animals and the smallest touch pond I have ever seen about the size of a coffee table. It is cheap $5 and you can do... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a Girl Scout troop to Tybee Island. We did an educational program. The educator worked well with the girls. We walked on the beach to search for sea life and also did seining activities. The girls had a good time.

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Thank Ronnie H
Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my Girl Scout troop to the Science Center. Alli did an amazing job teaching the girls about our environment, the ocean, critters, tides, ecosystems and more. She was extremely knowledgable and engaging! She asked many questions and gave the girls factual information about our ocean. I really appreciated how she also taught them how they can help protect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The center itself is rather small, just a couple of rooms. But they offer several beach tours that are informative and we'll suited to both adults and children.

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