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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
+1 912-786-5917
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Amazing time, Great Staff!!!

I would recommend the Tybee Island Marine Science Center to everyone. We happen to go on a rainy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Rainy Day Activity

Our trip to the center was a great way to pass the time on a rainy day at the beach. The center is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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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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“touch tank” (40 reviews)
“beach walk” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
+1 912-786-5917
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would recommend the Tybee Island Marine Science Center to everyone. We happen to go on a rainy morning which was a perfect activity for the weather but can totally be enjoyed regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for you outside! The staff...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our trip to the center was a great way to pass the time on a rainy day at the beach. The center is small, but the exhibits were good and the cost was reasonable. A trip to the center is also a great way to...More

Thank Panman57
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic program!! We did the seining in the ocean with 8 girls. It was such a great experience for the girls! They caught tons of fish. The beach walk was great learning for all. Location for us was great! The inside part was...More

Thank DesignerMomm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun, educational place to visit. Grandkids enjoyed getting to touch some of the sea creatures.

Thank SherrieJ63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is very tiny but quaint. Our two year old enjoyed it however for us big adults it's nothing worth seeing. Got crowded very fast. However like I said our daughter enjoyed it and it lasted for about 20 mins for us to get...More

Thank Joshua H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by and viewed the gallery. The kids enjoyed seeing the marine life. It's a good location next to the beach. I bought all our souvenirs there so that it would benefit the turtle projects.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Book your tour early, especially the sift and seine it fills up fast. I can't wait to see the replacement turtle next fall.

Thank LindaBrau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great family fun! There were many marine biologists to answer all our questions & we were able to touch & hold several different animals from both ocean & land.

Thank amydewalch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonable pricing, friendly staff, a lot of science in a small space! Our young kids had a blast. They also do "behind the scenes" tours.

Thank WarrenTravler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed it! It is a small center, but we really liked the exhibits. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We loved meeting Ike the Sea turtle!

Thank Angela R
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Questions & Answers
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.
2 July 2017|
Response from Spydermn | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes. All of the people who work there are marine biologists and love to talk. If she does not do the activities she may just like to talk to the staff. Either way don't miss a stop