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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

#6 of 36 things to do in Tybee Island Features Animals
1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
+1 912-786-5917
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Small but interesting

We stopped in on a very hot day. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. They answered all our... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jonna g
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Great for Girl Scout programs

We had a great visit here. This Marine Science Center is small but very nice. Excellent staff. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ohio City, Ohio
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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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“beach walk” (28 reviews)
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1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
+1 912-786-5917
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank SherrieJ63
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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.
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