Tybee Island Science Center’s new 10,000 SF facility houses the operations and serves the mission of the organization through education and stewardship of our ecological resources to their 50,000 annual visitors. The organization worked toward building the new facility after operating out of the beach town’s former police station near Tybee’s pier since 1988. The new building is located by Tybee Island’s North Beach and was purpose-built as a marine-science education center at a cost of $3.5 million. Special attention in the design of the project was taken to remain sensitive to the coastal footprint of the building and to help minimize its impact on the environment, including custom tinted glass to reduce the impact on sea turtles during nesting season and rainwater cistern will help offset the facility’s water consumption.
Trade Partners included West Construction
For more information on the organization, please visit: www.tybeemarinescience.org