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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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Address: 1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone Number:
+1 912-786-5917
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

We provide year-round programs for island visitors and groups . . . On the...

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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I am sure young children would find this exciting. For we older folks it was not that interesting. The staff were very nice.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
Steve P
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I am sure young children would find this exciting. For we older folks it was not that interesting. The staff were very nice.

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Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We were here spur of the minute and brought our 4 and 6 yr old grands. The gift shop is as big as the whole museum. A few neat things to see but very small. The best part is the hands on pool. I would recommend the tour, otherwise I don't think it's worth the price.

1 Thank Donna G
Bonaire, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Great place to take kids. It's not huge and is actually small. But, as something to do and see, its a decent visit. My kids enjoy it each time we visit.

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Craig, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This provided some really good information for visitors that may not be familiar with the coast. It is definitely geared toward kids, but my husband and I really enjoyed it. The staff was very friendly in answering all my 'mountain-girl' questions!

Thank Shaeraven
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We did a hands on class with a group of 10 girls ages 11 to 14. They all enjoyed it and we are planning on doing another class the next time we come. The science center itself is very small but it was very educational and the girls enjoyed the hands on tank.

Thank jhonnam01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great time! Very Informative! Nice aquariums inside. Definitely do again. Missed the board walk. Walk on beach was great, different shells. Also talked about birds. And highlighted pollution and things we as individuals can do. Lead by example!!

Thank James P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My kids ages 10 and 12 really enjoyed this museum. The staff was friendly and informational. We loved the tough pool and turtle the most!

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Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

For 5 dollars it was very nice and informative. Didn't get to do the beach hike but will try next time.

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Calhoun, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was very nice love to see all types of fish , My granddaughter love it . they have everything easy to see and touch some things and somethings you don't need to touch but they make sure you and your kids are safe .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This little group of exhibits is only 5 dollars for anyone over 4. While people complain of it being small or goes by too fast, you have to realize that you are donating to a great cause that does good conservation work in the area. We got a good 30 minutes out of the visit with our 3 year old... More 

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