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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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Good little quick trip and helps the cause

You certainly won't spend a lot of time here, but that's a good thing in my opinion. It kept our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheri N
Columbus, Ohio
Great way to Start your day

Before strolling through the shops on Tybrisa, take the kids through the Marine Science center... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
keith b
via mobile
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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
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  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
+1 912-786-5917

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You certainly won't spend a lot of time here, but that's a good thing in my opinion. It kept our kids' attention while we were there and it was interesting, so that's what counts. I think the $5 fee is more than fair considering the...More

Thank Sheri N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before strolling through the shops on Tybrisa, take the kids through the Marine Science center. It's a great way to show them all kinds of cool salt water creatures, a few reptiles. It's very informative and educational. They have tours, and guides. A neat little...More

Thank keith b
Reviewed 19 November 2017

what a great guide very informational and fun at the same time Would suggest comfortable walking shoes

Thank 711sales
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Only took about 10 minutes to see the whole thing. Mostly a few aquariums with pictures and details. Considered it a donation to the ecology and environment. Cost about 5.00 Close to the pier so was just something extra to do.More

Thank GaryTracySr
Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Gary-- Thanks for taking the time to share your review. As you mentioned, we're indeed a small facility, however, we generally have 300 or so animals in our Coastal Gallery along with educators who utilize these native species to connect our visitors with the unique...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Although small, this Center makes a huge impact and deserves all the support it can get. Enjoy a few minutes to check it out, tour the Center and talk to the staff, while viewing several of the beautiful, rescued marine lives.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Took my 7 and 3 yr old here. It is VERY tiny. I'd say you'd spend no more than an hour here. Lots of parking and was next to a huge pier and very close by was a street of shops. They had a small...More

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I was initially concerned, as the tanks were very plain and the animals didn't seem to have very good habitats. But then we did the behind the scenes tour and learned that most of the denizens were temporary visitors, being rescued and displayed for a...More

Thank Feathin
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Stopped in on a break from birdwatching in the area. The Staff were very friendly and excited about the work they do. Justin did a great job showing us around and explaining their mission. The place is small, but the exhibits are well done for...More

Thank ADCollier
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This center has many interesting exhibits, including fish and other animals. My family enjoyed it very much.

Thank CarolinaBroncoLady
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Visited the center to introduce my sister to Loggerhead turtle program. I have toured before but was able to stay for behind the scenes and get great detail of how the center helps rehabilitate marine life. Justin was our guide and he did a fabulous...More

Thank Happy42day
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Questions & Answers
8 October 2017|
Response from Spydermn | Reviewed this property |
No it is great for kids that age. They will be getting wet in the surf finding animals that live at the waters edge
13 July 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.