You can walk into the Tybee Island Marine Science Center straight from the beach. Aquariums filled with native marine species ... More
Tybee Island Marine Science Center
You can walk into the Tybee Island Marine Science Center straight from the beach. Aquariums filled with native marine species and exhibits ranging from shells to sharks fill the museum. The touch tank is a great way for visitors to get to know their underwater neighbors, and an exhibit on pollution reminds them of the fragility of the marine ecosystem. Guided beach walks and other group programs may be scheduled, and the center offers a camp for children and a guest lecture series during the summer months.
Very inexpensive and provides some nice information about marine life around Tybee Island. Very good for families with young children (or those looking to cool down in the middle of a day at the beach).
This was our first family trip to Tybee Island so i researched and the website had these programs that you pay a little more money for but sounded very interesting..so we get to science center and find two rooms with fish tanks..I inquired about the floating dolphin classroom and was told "oh thats for groups of 15 or $315 for our group of 9" the website had not mentioned that you needed a specific number for this I informed them of the misrepresentation.....Dont waste ur time the touch tank is good for childre 3-8yrs any older and ur kids are bored. My childrens ages ranged from10-17(6 kids)
We took our 8 Junior Girl Scouts(11 year olds) to Tybee Island Marine Science Center in March as part of our trip to Savannah. We had a cloudy, cool morning but the girls had a great time; Lisa and Beth did a wonderful job keeping the girls interested and under control. They loved walking in the water and later seeing what they "caught" under the mocroscope. Would recommend this as part of any trip to the area.
My husband and I honeymooned in Tybee in October and it was our first time there. Everything was wonderful! The marine science center was great. It never claimed to be a main event. It is a community center to educate people about the local beaches and wild life. Maybe if people would slow down and take time to read the signs and enjoy the animals, they would enjoy life more. This science center was great,and the staff were very helpful in answering all of our questions, about the exhibits AND the local area. Don't believe every bad review you read!
there were fish tanks in two rooms.we wasted $14.00 on 2 adults and 2 children just to see some fish tanks my husband asked if that was it the lady said yes,we will stay home and watch our fish tank.we were out of there in no more then 10 minutes that includes the time to talk to the lady after we looked around more we thought we missed some rooms or something
Do not waste your time or money on this one. Took us all of 10 minutes to go through here and 5 were spent in the souvenir shop. Wait til you get home and go to your local pet store. Same effect will be generated.
The Marine Science Center was nice for a drop in. If you are going out of your way to do it I wouldn't. It had some nice aspects to it. There were about five small rooms of sea creatures and large, average gift shop. Overall it was a nice place to just drop in and see.
We scheduled a scout activity with the center. It was very informative. We walked in the marshes and along the beach while our guide explained different scientific aspects of Tybee Island. The center itself was not that impressive(if you are expecting a big aquarium, don't) but the tour was great and the kids really enjoyed it. It was one of their favorite parts of the trip and we did a lot of things while we were down there.
We were not impressed with the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Although we are in our early 30's, we do enjoy the hands on aspect of museums of this type. However, I felt this one was pretty skimpy.
Maybe it's great for children, who are easier to impress.
Located in Fort Screven, these original museum rooms housed gunpowder and 700 pound projectiles used in the huge cannon that
once sat on top of the building to protect the entrance to the Savannah River. Exhibits cover topics of ...
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