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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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Girl Scouts had a blast!

This was an awesome place to visit with our girl scout troop. We did the special program that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carmin W
Excellent staff and Great price!

First ,it was small, however for the price and the ability to talk with the staff one on one it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days 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
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“touch tank” (39 reviews)
“beach walk” (30 reviews)
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1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
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+1 912-786-5917
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"touch tank"
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"beach walk"
in 30 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 27 reviews
"baby sea turtle"
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"local sea life"
in 7 reviews
"small center"
in 6 reviews
"turtle talk"
in 4 reviews
"girl scout troop"
in 19 reviews
"rainy day"
in 11 reviews
"money goes"
in 4 reviews
"great learning"
in 4 reviews
"hermit crabs"
in 11 reviews
"gift shop"
in 22 reviews
"coastal georgia"
in 5 reviews
"small fee"
in 5 reviews
"staff was very friendly"
in 6 reviews
"field trip"
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an awesome place to visit with our girl scout troop. We did the special program that included seining, marsh hike, and visit inside. Our guide (Sydney) was very knowledgeable and was great with the girls. I already told troops in my area that...More

Thank Carmin W
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience! We love teaching scouts of all ages about coastal Georgia and how they can help the environment and ocean regardless of where they live.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First ,it was small, however for the price and the ability to talk with the staff one on one it was worth the time to stop in. I am a teacher of elementary age kids and I have two of my own, so it was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This little science center packs a lot of displays and information into a relatively small place. We thought it was worth the visit. It is located across from the pier, so it is easy to find.

Thank SBEdney
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s located literally right next to the beach !!We took the Turtle Talk Class. We learn more about Turtles than we ever knew, it was very informative and makes you care a lot more about how we maintain our beaches. Our instructor was great and...More

Thank Kadeah
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for taking time to review our Turtle Talks, offered daily at 3 pm through September 30. We are passionate about all species of sea turtles, especially the loggerheads who nest on Tybee during the summer. The more people we can educate about these endangered...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very nice place to visit and the staff are guided tour was amazing she was so fun and very informative on the creatures out in the beach Girl Scout troop really enjoyed this

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a rip-off even at $5.00. There were a few aquariums with various sea life in them. There was a “behind the scenes” tour. We paid for the tour and was waiting for it to start, but it was not announced. When we asked they...More

Thank Dennis J
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your $5 gallery admission fee includes all in-house programs like behind-the-scenes tours of our animal husbandry area and helps us feed and care for the animals in our four rooms of live exhibits. We strive to use our limited space to educate visitors about the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here and able to catch a feeding time experience. The Center itself is small but it is cheap. The room for the feedings was very crowded as there was a school of children visiting but it was very interesting and on the behind...More

Thank CJ J
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Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are a small center focused on educating our visitors about the wonders of coastal Georgia. We see over 50,000 visitors per year, so it can get crowded with school groups, scout troops, and island visitors,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is right across from the Tybee Island Pier. Small but super-enjoyable. There is an entry fee but its worth it. Make sure to ask as many questions as possible and they will be answered! The staff there is highly knowledgeable and welcoming.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Marine Science Center is very small, but well worth a visit. They are supposed to have a new facility by 2019 on North Beach that will be much bigger, so we are looking forward to that. They offer behind the scenes tours (which are...More

Thank Lynette C
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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...we look forward to continuing to provide informative programs in our new facility as well! Behind-the-scenes tours of our husbandry area are a great way for our staff to show how much they do to care for our critters in a small...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to take a short stroll through the marine museum. It cost $5 each to go inside. It wasn't anything special. It did have a variety of fish and turtles to view. Everyone was friendly.

Thank cemelaugh
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rysoftballstar
9 October 2017|
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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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Thevalgilbert
14 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.
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