There are so many wonderful activities to enjoy during a stay on Tybee Island! Of course, the beach combing, shopping, and fabulous restaurants all quickly come to mind, but there’s a jewel of a place right down town hidden in plain sight, too!
The Tybee Island Marine Science Center is located right on Strand Avenue across from the Pier and Pavilion and it is the place to be if you love Tybee and want to learn more about this fabulous island. The Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., so make sure to stop by! Their Discovery Shop is full of wonderful gifts and Tybee items, and each purchase helps to fund educational programs at the center as well as with the cost of caring for the animals in their Coastal Georgia Gallery. What better reason could there be to pick up a souvenir, right?
When you tour the science center, you’ll learn all about Tybee Island’s unique environment and ecology. Make sure to bring a camera because there are creatures galore to watch and enjoy…they even have a touch tank!
They sure don’t stop there, either. Want to experience Tybee Island ecology first hand? The Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers Beach Walks, Marsh Treks, Sea Turtle Talks, and even a Dolphin Discovery program! Some of their programs do require reservations, so check out their website or give them a call at 912.786.5917 (toll free at 866.557.9172) if you need more information.
Whether you are here on Tybee for the day or an entire week, you won’t want to miss visiting the Tybee Island Marine Science Center! They are located at 1510 Strand Avenue on Tybee, right off the 14th Street parking lot next to the pier. Visit today and learn something new about our beloved Tybee Island!