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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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Small but informative. The staff were knowledgeable. It wasn't expensive to get and I'd go back... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
wen1232015
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Dover, Delaware
Passionate people and a great place!

My wife and I walked by after walking on the pier. It was near closing time so we decided to come... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Travis C
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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” (41 reviews)
“beach walk” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
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+1 912-786-5917

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Small but informative. The staff were knowledgeable. It wasn't expensive to get and I'd go back again.

Thank wen1232015
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I walked by after walking on the pier. It was near closing time so we decided to come back the next day. We were very impressed by the staff. They were patient with kids, informative, and passionate about caring for marine life...More

Thank Travis C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always try to add some educational outings on our family vacations. This place is small, but great! The staff spent lots of time with our seven year old, answered all his questions. The behind the scenes tour is really informative. You see how they...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small but sweet. Well worth the visit. We don’t like having to pay to park but on an island there are limited spaces so we understand the reason for it. This is geared more for younger kids but mom & dad will enjoy learning about...More

Thank Catherine T
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, Catherine! Parking fees help maintain critical island services available to visitors and residents alike, such as the cost of life guards during the summer season. As a non-profit, our mission is to teach visitors about coastal Georgia and stewardship of our...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 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
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

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

Thank 711sales
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Reviewed 8 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
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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

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Reviewed 30 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
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Reviewed 22 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
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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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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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