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New Tybee Island Marine Science Center location is now open

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

The new Tybee Island Marine Science Center (pictured) on Tybee’s North Beach @ 37 Meddin Dr. is now open.

Experience a unique “Behind the Scenes” self-guided tour of the new Center and observe staff as they work hard to complete the exhibits. Exhibits are still very much a work in progress.

Visitors will have the opportunity to engage the center’s educators, ask all the questions, learn more about the interworking of the center and meet a few of our animal ambassadors.

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 10am-4pm. Admission is $10 per person and children 4 and younger are free. Masks required.

Learn more about Tybee Island Marine Science Center here. 

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Oatland Island Wildlife Center Family Fest Fundraising event, Savannah

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

Family Fest Fundraiser Oatland Island Friends Savannah 2021

You’re invited to Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s first ever Family Fest fundraising event on Sun. April 11, 2021, 5-7PM.

Featuring the musical talents of Knot Done, playing tunes that will delight young and old. Enjoy a Spring evening with some music and food and have an outdoor picnic at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.​​​​ Food trucks will be on hand, slinging up some of your dinner favorites, but you are more than welcomed to bring your own basket of goodies. Alcohol is not permitted, and the trails will not be open for this outdoor concert event.

Sunday, April 11 2021, 5-7PM
Gates open at 4PM​​

Bring your own blanket and chairs for this outdoor family fun event!

$25 per carload/ 7 person maximum

Pre-registration is required due to social distancing and payment is due upon invoicing ​for your carload to be on the list to attend.​​

Register here now​ with Friends of Oatland.

Since this event is completely outdoors, Family Fest is a weather dependent. In case of a weather cancellation, registrants will be notified via the email they registered with.

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Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Toddler Tuesday Oatland Island Wildlife Center Savannah

 

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Winter Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

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Spring Celebration & Shearing @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Spring Celebration Shearing 2021 Savannah Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Spring Celebration & Shearing 2021 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah, March 20 2021

From the animal’s body to the finished wool product. Observe and participate in the magical creation of a woolen shawl through all the stages of wool processing. Members of The Fiber Guild of the Savannah’s join Oatland staff and volunteers in making this traditional spring celebration fun for the whole family. ​

The Oatland angora goats will be sheared throughout the day with demonstrations of carding, spinning, dying and weaving the wool.

Crafts, games, and other children’s activities as well as a ​food truck will be available.

Spring Celebration and Shearing next event will be on March 20 2021 from 10AM – 2PM @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center.

Reservations for this annual event are available online @ Friends of Oatland Island. Click on the book online calendar, then click on March 20 to reserve your tickets for the Spring Celebration online.

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Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Friday, February 26th, 2021

 

Toddler Tuesday themes Savannah Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Spring Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

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New Tybee Island Marine Science Center location will open March 25

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Tybee Island Marine Science Center staff are preparing to open the new center (pictured) on Tybee’s North Beach @ 37 Meddin Dr.. (The former center location on Strand Avenue is closed.)

Planned Opening Schedule:

Thurs. March 25 2021 – The East Gallery will be open for our visitors to experience.

Sat. May 1 2021 – The West Gallery and Open-Air Gallery will be open for our visitors to experience.

Beginning March 25, hours will be Thursday through Sunday, 10AM to 4PM.

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tybee marine science center gift shop

Tybee Marine Science Center Gift Shop Opens Feb. 18 2021

Discovery Shop will open to the public on Thurs. Feb. 18. Come on in!

In addition to shopping, visitors can enjoy the views from both the amphitheater and Ship Watch Loft and watch the staff work on exhibits. Masks are required to enter. Shoppers will be allowed to shop in small groups socially distanced from other groups.

Don’t like crowds?
Shop online here.

Discovery Shop online at ShopTybee.org is brimming with unique and wonderful things to brighten up your day or give you a head-start on Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and even Mother’s Day shopping.

The shop focuses on coastal environmental items to include fun and cuddly puppets and plush critters, sea-themed jewelry, and informative books for all ages from local and regional authors. 100% of net proceeds support our animal care and rescue program.

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New location of Tybee Island Marine Science Center is 37 Meddin Dr..

Learn more about Tybee Island Marine Science Center here. 

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Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Friday, February 5th, 2021

 

Toddler Tuesdays Savannah outdoors Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Winter Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

 

Astronomy Night 2021 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

astronomy night oatland island wildlife center savannah 2021

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Astronomy Night 2021, Savannah

Join Oatland education staff for a magical night of astronomy.
Winter Constellation – Fri. Feb. 12 2021, 6:30-8PM
1 hr 30 min
Cost: $5, proceeds benefit the care and upkeep of Oatland animals.
Book now online here.

Learn the prominent winter constellations, drink hot chocolate, and chat with friends around the fire. Park in the main parking lot at Oatland’s main building and walk around the side where the amphitheater is to find the roaring fire.

Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays oatland island savannah

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Winter Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

Toddler Tuesdays returns Jan. 12 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Toddler Tuesday Savannah Oatland Island kids 2021

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Winter Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

Cane grinding @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

cane grinding oatland island wildlife center savannah

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah 

The traditional Harvest Festival @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah will not be happening in 2020,  but cane grinding will take place this Saturday Nov. 21 from 10AM-3PM with interpretation stations, a take home craft, animal visits and syrup sales.

Register online as space is limited.

Online ticketing reservations are required and can be reserved here.​

Center for Wildlife Education & The Lamar Q Ball Jr. Raptor Center reopens

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Center Wildlife education statesboro Georgia Southern Raptor Program

The Center for Wildlife Education and and The Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center at Georgia Southern in Statesboro will reopen on Mon. Oct. 5, 2020 after closing in March due to COVID-19.

Find visitor guidelines regarding the reopening here.

Come check out the new waterfowl observation deck. This walk-in deck is now open to the public and allows for up close encounters with the center’s waterfowl.

The center’s collection has grown both in number and in species, making the Wildlife Center home to one of the largest waterfowl aviaries in the state of Georgia.

Other features of the Wildlife Education Center include a Discovery Trail which includes a opossum and skunk; a Habitat Walk includes a live bald eagle in her nest; 10 displays housing several live birds; a wetland preserve with ducks and wading birds, a playground; and “Discovery Logs” where kids can crawl inside and see encased ladybugs, grasshoppers, frogs, beetles and more.

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9AM-4:45PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed to the public.

LEARN MORE HERE. 

Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah is reopening

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Savannah reopening

OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER IN SAVANNAH IS REOPENING

Oatland Island Wildlife Center will reopen to members only on Thurs. Sept. 10 2020. Hours will be 10AM-4PM everyday.
Oatland Island Wildlife Center will reopen to the general public on Mon. Sept. 14 2020.

BECOME A MEMBER ONLINE HERE. 
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​IMPORTANT INFO YOU NEED TO PLAN YOUR VISIT:
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Pre-registration is REQUIRED with timed entry windows. Pre-register online here. 
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MEMBERS – check your email to find the promo code for free tickets with your current membership. Be prepared to show membership card on arrival. If you’re a member and didn’t receive the email, contact Oatland.
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The main building will be closed with the exception of the gift shop which will be open for cold drinks, snacks, bug spray, and souvenirs. Masks and temperature checks will be required to enter the gift shop.
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Restrooms will be available in the GA Barnyard area.

Remember to  practice physical distancing and stay an alligator apart.

Learn more here. 

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Tybee Marine Science Center reopens Thursdays-Sundays

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Tybee Marine Science Center 2020

Tybee Marine Science Center has reopened their south beach location, Thursdays through Sundays.

Come visit for a safely structured tour of their Coastal Gallery.

Tours start at 10AM with the last ticket sold at 4PM. Grab your mask and come down to their south beach location (near the pier) to peek at their sleeping baby terrapins.

Learn more here.

Animal face masks to support Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Oatland Island Face masks Savannah

Take a walk on the wild side with Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s new animal face masks.

Available in both child and adults sizes for $10 each. Choose from cougar, barred owl, gray wolf, and opossum.

Order online here.

Proceeds from Gift Shop sales support Friends of Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s mission to assist Oatland Island Wildlife Center in the day to day needs of animal care, preservation of the ecosystem, continuation of education programs and maintenance of the animal enclosures and grounds as a community asset.

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Savannah Bananas game to benefit Friends of Oatland Island

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

FOO night Oatland Island Savannah Bananas

Are you ready to GO BANANAS??🍌🍌🍌

Now’s your chance to get tickets to The Savannah Bananas game AND support Friends of Oatland FOO, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the staff and animals of Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

FOO Night at Grayson Stadium in Savannah is Tues. July 28 2020 and tickets are on sale NOW.

Let’s fill the stadium with FOO Fans and animal lovers – get your tickets 🎟before they sell out.

Attendance for all Bananas games are limited to half capacity for the season so this might be your best (or only!) chance to get tickets.

GO BANANAS WITH FOO. Order tickets online here. 

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