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Tybee Island Marine Science Center
. . . an authentic coastal experience.

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 Gallery.

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s mission is to shape a responsible stewardship of Coastal Georgia’s natural resources through marine science-based education, conservation, and research.

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located off the 14th Street parking lot, next to the pier.

Discovery Shop

Visit our Discovery Shop at the science center for toys, plush animals, tee-shirts, DVDs, experiments, Tervis Tumblers–and we have the largest book selection on the island.

2011 Summer Public Programs (May 27th to August 7th)

Beach Discovery Walks

Join a marine science educator on an one-hour guided discovery walk along Tybee’s beach to learn about coastal Georgia’s tides, dunes, and the wildlife that live in and around the ocean.
South Beach – Everyday: 10:30-11:30 a.m. or North Beach – Mondays and Thursdays: 4-5 p.m.

Marsh Treks

Guided one-hour exploration of the jewels in Georgia’s salt marshes. Explore the marsh’s marvelous mud for fiddler crabs, snails and more. Learn why the estuary is called the ocean’s nursery.
Tuesdays and Fridays: 4-5 p.m.

Turtle Talks

A 90 minute intro to the amazing lives of sea turtles! Learn about anatomy and natural adaptations, then stroll on the beach to discuss nesting habitat and Tybee’s conservation efforts.
Sundays and Wednesdays: 5:30-7 p.m.

Coastal Georgia Gallery

750 square feet of Coastal Georgia, featuring: baby alligators, polka-dot batfish, spider crab, puffer, flounder, clown fish, diamondback terrapins, corn snake, horseshoe crab, loggerhead sea turtle, red lionfish and a touch tank of creatures indigenous to the Georgia coast!

Fees – Walks, Talks, and Treks are $10 per participant, kids three and under – free, Coastal Georgia Gallery admission – Adults $4, Kids $3 (under 3 free)

For information on signing-up for a Walk, Talk, or Trek, call 912-786-5917, 866-557-9172 or visit TybeeMarineScience.org

Sea Camp Coastal Kids Ocean Adventure

Each Sea Camp is four days long, Monday through Thursday, and consists of a total of eight modules, two each day. You can sign-up your camper for the whole week or choose a combination of modules to fit your summer schedule.

Mini-Beach Explorers – Ages 4-5

Discover the ocean through fun investigations and activities. Take an exciting journey along the seashore. Learn about “fintastic” fish, awesome hermit crabs, and many more sea creatures. Sift through Tybee’s soft sand and visit undersea
homes. Become a Mini Beach Explorer!

  • Session 1: June 13-16
  • Session 2: July 4-7
  • Session 3: July 25-28
  • Mornings: 10:30-12:30
  • Afternoons: 1:30-3:30

$160 for the complete camp or $20 per module

Coastal Adventure – Ages 6-8

Explore the Tybee Island seashore for the ultimate coastal adventure! Come face to face with a variety of sea animals. Learn to identify seashells, turtles, dolphins, and more in this interactive camp. Figure out how animals move and
survive in the ocean!

  • Session 1: June 20-23
  • Session 2: July 11-14
  • Session 3: August 1-4
  • Mornings: 10:00-12:30
  • Afternoons: 1:30-4:00

$200 for complete camp or $25 per module

Marine Quest Ages 9-11

Join us where the land meets the sea for a funfilled adventure. Become an ocean scientist and examine the coastal waters. Hike Tybee’s shore in search of sea life, shells, and more. Come face to face with a variety of sea animals!

  • Session 1: June 27-30
  • Session 2: July 18-21
  • Mornings: 10:00-12:30
  • Afternoons: 1:30-4:00

$200 for complete camp or $25 per module

For more information please call (912) 786-5917.


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Picture Yourself with Your Toes in the Sand!

Live on the beach for a week... choose your perfect spot!