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Phased opening begins for new Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Located by North Beach, the structure was purpose-built as a marine-science education center

By Nick Robertson

With construction of the new Tybee Island Marine Science Center almost complete, the beachside institution began welcoming visitors at its freshly built location on Feb. 18 with the official opening of their gift shop, while its exhibition spaces are expected to debut later this spring. According to Cathy Sakas, president of the Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s Board of Trustees, the organization has been working toward building this new facility for the past 15 years, after operating out of the beach town’s former police station near Tybee’s pier since 1988...

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