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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 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great way to learn about local sea life

The marine science center is definitely worth a visit if you want to see some of the marine life up close and in detail. The staff working there are very friendly and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
HorseRider49
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there recently to learn more about marsh wildlife. They have small but informative display with very friendly staff. Good for children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The marine science center is definitely worth a visit if you want to see some of the marine life up close and in detail. The staff working there are very friendly and knowledgeable and are happy to answer questions. There was a touch tank where you can handle various critters such as small crabs, snails, a baby horseshoe crab and... More 

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Barberton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, for a tiny structure, the staff has certainly managed to provide so many wonderful LIVE specimens for us to become familiar with and learn from, in what seems to be a very natural environment. Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises, as I learned - each in a tank or terrarium in which they can flourish. Everyone who works there has unmistakable... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I am sure young children would find this exciting. For we older folks it was not that interesting. The staff were very nice.

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Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were here spur of the minute and brought our 4 and 6 yr old grands. The gift shop is as big as the whole museum. A few neat things to see but very small. The best part is the hands on pool. I would recommend the tour, otherwise I don't think it's worth the price.

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Bonaire, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Great place to take kids. It's not huge and is actually small. But, as something to do and see, its a decent visit. My kids enjoy it each time we visit.

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Craig, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This provided some really good information for visitors that may not be familiar with the coast. It is definitely geared toward kids, but my husband and I really enjoyed it. The staff was very friendly in answering all my 'mountain-girl' questions!

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Huntersville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We did a hands on class with a group of 10 girls ages 11 to 14. They all enjoyed it and we are planning on doing another class the next time we come. The science center itself is very small but it was very educational and the girls enjoyed the hands on tank.

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Thank jhonnam01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great time! Very Informative! Nice aquariums inside. Definitely do again. Missed the board walk. Walk on beach was great, different shells. Also talked about birds. And highlighted pollution and things we as individuals can do. Lead by example!!

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Thank James P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My kids ages 10 and 12 really enjoyed this museum. The staff was friendly and informational. We loved the tough pool and turtle the most!

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