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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Features Animals
1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
+1 912-786-5917
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Definitely do the behind the scenes tour!

I was initially concerned, as the tanks were very plain and the animals didn't seem to have very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Fun and Educational

Stopped in on a break from birdwatching in the area. The Staff were very friendly and excited about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
+1 912-786-5917
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Went with our Girl Scout troop. Great place, nice exhibits. Excellent location. Backroom tour is very nice, too. Gift shop had some nice things I haven't seen elsewhere. Great budget activity.

Thank busyatlantamom
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Everything looked kind of old and way too small but staff was very knowledgeable and awesome. It was ok, prolly wouldnt go back or recommend.

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on a very hot day. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. They answered all our questions about the turtles. We got to go behind the scenes and see the animals they are rehabbing. We enjoyed several of the turtles because they had...More

Thank jonna g
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a great visit here. This Marine Science Center is small but very nice. Excellent staff. We did a pre-scheduled Girl Scout Program for the Coastal Georgia badge. Kelly was awesome. My high school-aged girls thought she was pretty cool.

Thank danipbt
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This was a very nice place to visit. Definitely recommend going beyond just visiting and doing other activities they offer. We did turtle talk and sift and seine -- so much fun to see live animals and interact with them! Highly recommend!

Thank Ramya V
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Sent my 6 yr old to camp for a week and she loved it!! Well organized, friendly staff and tons of activities including beach time. Highly recommend.

Thank rdbhoyt
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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.