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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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Rainy day get away

This place is very tiny but quaint. Our two year old enjoyed it however for us big adults it's... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Joshua H
via mobile
Gallery

We stopped by and viewed the gallery. The kids enjoyed seeing the marine life. It's a good location... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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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” (29 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"
in 39 reviews
"beach walk"
in 29 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 24 reviews
"baby sea turtle"
in 9 reviews
"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
"great learning"
in 4 reviews
"hermit crabs"
in 11 reviews
"gift shop"
in 20 reviews
"coastal georgia"
in 5 reviews
"small fee"
in 5 reviews
"field trip"
in 4 reviews
"staff was very friendly"
in 6 reviews
"clams"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 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 20 July 2017 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.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

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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Reviewed 12 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 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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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The center had a very friendly staff. The exhibits was interesting and the kids loved them. It is very small, with only 4 small rooms. The price is a bit much for what it includes.

Thank Jamie C
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

I'm a local, and have been intending to go to a Turtle Talk for a long time. Today I finally made good on my promise to myself. Very friendly staff, knowledgeable guide, interesting just walking through the exhibits. After I left, I went to Norh...More

Thank savannahwilma
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I booked a seining activity for my Girl Scout Troop thur the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. The girls loved the seining. Next we took a walk on the beach looking for living things. Our tour guide was Sydney and she was great at her...More

Thank Furjennings
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We walked in not knowing what we were getting into but after seeing the other groups on he beach our son wanted to "do that". Well, we could not have had more fun. My children had a blast sifting for small critters in the sand...More

Thank Spydermn
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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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