Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

1509 Strand Ave, Tybee Island (GA), 31328, United States

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(912) 786-5917

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Now CLOSED
Work hours
MO 10:00 – 17:00 SA 10:00 – 17:00
TU 10:00 – 17:00 SU 10:00 – 17:00
WE 10:00 – 17:00
TH 10:00 – 17:00
FR 10:00 – 17:00
About

Providing year-round programs for island visitors, scouts, and school groups on the beach, in the marsh, on the water, in the classroom, and the Coastal Georgia Gallery.

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Mission Our mission is to cultivate responsible stewardship of coastal Georgia’s natural resources through education, conservation, and research.
Description

The Coastal Georgia gallery is 750 square feet of Georgia! Baby alligators, polka-dot batfish, spider crabs, a loggerhead sea turtle hatchling, diamondback terrapins, a corn snake, box turtle, horseshoe crab and other creatures are waiting for you! Admission is $5 per person; kids four and under are free. The gallery is open daily from 10 to 5.

Founded 11/20/1990
Products Walks, Talks & Treks are each an hour long and cost $10 per person ($8 for members; kids four and under are free).

Reservations can be made up to one week in advance, either in person or on the phone. The science center is open daily from 10 to 5, at 1509 Strand Avenue. Phone reservations are available from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 912-786-5917.

Please understand that all times are subject to availability, based on the tides, program scheduling, and capacity limitations. Please call up to a week ahead to confirm your program and reserve your slots, 912-786-5917.


Fall 2015 SCHEDULE:
(September-December)

Mondays:
3:30 p.m. - Beach Walk-South

Tuesdays:
3:30 p.m. - Marsh Trek

Wednesdays:
3:30 p.m. - Beach Walk-South

Thursdays:
3:30 p.m. - Beach Walk-North

Fridays:
3:30 p.m. - Beach Walk-South

Saturdays:
10:30 a.m. - Beach Walk-South
3:30 p.m. - Beach Walk-South

Sundays:
10:30 a.m. - Beach Walk-South
3:30 p.m. - Beach Walk-South


Beach Walks: Guided walks on the beach to learn about coastal Georgia's tides, dunes, and the wildlife that live in and around the ocean. South beach walks meet at the science center. North beach walks meet at the north end of the island, near the lighthouse.

Sift & Seine: Discover the marine life of the intertidal zone by seining. Participants pull a ten-foot seine net through waist deep water to catch, examine, and release marine life. Various seining methods are used. Commonly caught organisms include juvenile pompano, silverside, mullet, kingfish/whiting, sea jellies, and various species of crab. After seining, participants further explore the marine life of the intertidal sandy bottom suing strainers to sift various organisms from the wet sand on the beach.

Turtle Talks: Join us for an intro into the lives of Georgia's nesting sea turtles. Learn about their nesting habitat and Tybee's conservation efforts.

Marsh Treks: Guided trek through Georgia's salt marsh. Explore in the mud, find creatures, and l
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