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University of Georgia's Marine Education Center and Aquarium

30 Ocean Science Circle, Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA 31411
912 598 2496
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Ranked #58 of 110 attractions in Savannah
Type: Science Museums
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Savannah, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A small aquarium with lots of information and so close to Savannah. The UGA Marine Education Center is on Skidaway Island, located about eight miles south of historic Savannah. Take the Truman and exit at Whitefield. Follow the signs onto the island. The turtle pond just outside the front door is worth the drive. Gretchen, the Florida soft shelled turtle,... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My family recently took a day trip out to the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium which is located very close to The Landings out on Skidaway Island (take the Whitefield Ave exit off the Parkway). There is a turtle pond right as you enter the building and my 3 year old granddaughter was captivated by how many turtles there... More

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Chico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a very fine locally focused aquariium where one can learn about marine and marsh organisms and ecology. It is not a flashy entertainment complex. Go visit with the goal of learning about local organisms. Small tanks with easily identified specimens. Lots of free extension materials available and a good shop. Outside paths and overlooks are nicely done and... More

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Lake Montezuma, Arizona
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31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is a small aquarium maintained as a teaching tool for college students. The variety of creatures ranged from an endangered loggerhead turtle to sea horses and a wonderful octopus that demonstrated his (her?) ability to change color. I was fascinated to watch the octopus extend its arms and see the hundreds of tiny suction cups reach all the way... More

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Pooler, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Rather gross, crummy facility way out in the woods way out from ANYTHING in the Savannah suburbs. Aquarium area was ok, but it just reeked of 1965.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

What a pleasant visit! The aquariums and touch tank were well maintained and very informative. The volunteer on duty, Nick, was enthusiastic and very helpful. The nature trail is a must - a relaxing, easy walk through Spanish moss covered live oak forests and marshes. You will pretty much see just as much on the short loop as on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

The value is awesome. Cash only. The aquarium has many different fish, a sea turtle, jelly fish, alligator, sea horses and a touch tank. The touch tank was kind boring, had horseshoe crabs and hermit crabs. Would have been cooler with starfish too. The nature trail was nice, you can choose 1/2 mile or mile trail. There are some picnic... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Went there with family and five children, 6 and under. They loved seeing all the specimen tanks with alot of different little creatures. The touch tank was especially fun for them. This place is a bit out of the way but on a rainy day it kept them occupied for about an hour.

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Titusville
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

What a charming place - well worth the time. A little out of the way, but not to be missed. I would suggest that if it is hot (which it was when we were there) that you still talk the walk but take the shorter one. The exhibits were so well done. We had our two grandchildren with us (4... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

The aquarium is very small but just the right size when you have a 4 & 2 year old. They lived it an the 4 year old was fascinated by the jelly fish and sea horses being fed. It is a great value and takes about one hour to see. We didn't do the outside attractions as the kids had... More

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