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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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So glad we finally stopped!

We have been to Tybee many times, but never stopped in here. We are so glad we did. Lots of... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
justus1406
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Indiana
Wonderful place to learn more about this beautiful place

Be sure and go to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. They have some great things to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
charberryTEXASnTYBEE
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dallas, tx
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure and go to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. They have some great things to see. They also offer nature walks so you can learn more about this beautiful place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank charberryTEXASnTYBEE
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Love this experience! I highly recommend taking the time to visit. The staff was extremely educated and were fantastic with our kiddos! We found a horseshoe crab on the beach and dissected a squid in the marine center. I can't wait to go back!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lee Ann B
Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Our squid dissection program is always an eye opener for students learning about scientific classification and how evolved this most intelligent invertebrate is!

Reviewed November 7, 2018

We have been to Tybee many times, but never stopped in here. We are so glad we did. Lots of interesting creatures to watch and loads of information. I loved the gift shop! The staff here is very helpful and informed!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank justus1406
Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

We're glad you found us!

Reviewed October 26, 2018

This is a small place, but the exhibits are so well done with plenty of information about the animals inside. There's a small gift shop, too. We enjoyed our stop here.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Our staff created all of the exhibits here so we love when people take the time to appreciate them!

Reviewed October 22, 2018

My wife and I took the Marsh Excursion on Sunday October 21,2018. Sydney was our naturalist. We both loved the tour. It is a few minutes away from the Science Center. The passion Sydney has for her job and the subject manner really shined through....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pathfinder555048
Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Sharing the wonders of coastal Georgia never gets old for our educators! We love that you absorbed so much of the information Sydney shared about our amazing marsh and posted it here for others.

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at the center. Very informational and engaging staff. Answered all of my very curious kiddos questions. Sign up for one of the extra activities. We had an amazing time and the kids learned so much! Make sure you add this to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SkiingPeach2015
Reviewed October 20, 2018

This was a great bargain at $5pp, and the petting tank discussion was just fabulous. What a way to learn, hands on, about the sea life. We also went back for the Turtle Talk lecture, another $5pp, followed by a feeding demo of their resident...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

We love teaching visitors about coastal Georgia, whether in the gallery, on a beach ecology walk or marsh trek, or even with daily sea turtle feedings. Thanks for stopping in and taking time to leave us a review!

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff, but the center is very small, 3 small rooms and a gift shop. We maybe spent 10-15 minutes here. They have a 2 year old and baby Loggerhead sea turtle, a small touch tank, baby alligators, and various fish. Ok, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to stop in and see us! We use our resources to educate visitors about the bigger picture of the beach and marsh ecosystems of Tybee and the other barrier islands of coastal Georgia. We're building a new facility on the...More

Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Only $5 to get in but very small. Cute little info spots with a few tanks but all money collected goes to research/ rehab for the marine life so I didn't mind spending the money. Nice gift shop in the entrance as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AlishaCervi
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This place is small but for a quick thing to do to pass time it is great! The admission is reasonable and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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Thevalgilbert
July 13, 2017|
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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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July 2, 2017|
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Follow on Facebook in summer and fall to watch for turtle next 3xcavation opportunity. 5 days after a turtle nest boils they go to the nest to see if there are any stragglers. There usually are, so you get to see, not touch... More
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