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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Features Animals
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fantastic little museum

At only five dollars admission, why not? The place has a cute gift shop, a very friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Ontario, Canada
via mobile
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 19 February 2018
Travis C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“touch tank”(42 reviews)
“beach walk”(30 reviews)
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...more
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1509 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
+1 912-786-5917
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

At only five dollars admission, why not? The place has a cute gift shop, a very friendly staff, great educational information, and lots of different animals. It doesn’t take long to check it out but it’s well-worth the visit! Be sure to pay attention to...More

Thank Tawtay
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We had a great tour here. It is small but has interesting displays and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Inexpensive. Nice gift shop.

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A small fee is required for admission, but worth it for a very worthy cause. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and very invested in their little charges. Enjoyed the gift shop too.

Thank jljewell27
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We dropped into the Marine Science Center to see what it was all about. We discovered a wonderful little set of displays that educated us about the local aquatic life. We caught the Wednesday feeding of the snake and learned about some of the characters...More

1  Thank Bobv-54
Reviewed 19 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

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
Reviewed 18 February 2018 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

1  Thank stephrvtravels
Reviewed 22 January 2018 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
Brenda M, Public Relations Manager at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

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

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
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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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
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 TybeeTraveler |
Follow on Facebook in summer and fall to watch for turtle next 3xcavation opportunity. 5 days after a turtle nest boils they go to the nest to see if there are any stragglers. There usually are, so you get to see, not touch... More