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University of Georgia's Marine Education Center and Aquarium

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Address: 30 Ocean Science Circle, Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA 31411
Phone Number: 912 598 2496
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Long drive but worth it

While it is about a 25 minute drive from the Historic District, the UGA aquarium is worth a trip. Admission is six dollars and you get to see a wide range of aquatic life. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2012
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Cairo, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

While it is about a 25 minute drive from the Historic District, the UGA aquarium is worth a trip. Admission is six dollars and you get to see a wide range of aquatic life. They have everything from fish, turtles, and a octopus. You can also walk the nature trail that winds through a forest. The trail has a dock... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Since it was a university affiliated program, I really expected more. We drove about 25 minutes from Savannah to get there. Spent $6 per adult and literally had to stretch out each of the 8 tanks to make it last for 30 minutes. When I asked the woman at the desk if there was more to see, she replied "we... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Okay, so you have to drive a good way from Savannah to get there, and it's basically just two rooms, but I still had fun looking at the aquatic life up close. There is also an area to touch some crabs and snails in the water, which was fun. $6 a piece may be a tab overpriced, but you also... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

If you are looking for a beautiful aquarium, this isn't it. It's a good attempt however, to show the indigenous sea life and history of this area. It's small with a few tanks, a touch tank, and a few displays. But, it does a good job of teaching.

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south carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This aquarium is very small but that was somewhat expected as it is part of a research institution. However they indicated that it would take at least an hour to see and it took maybe 20 minutes. And yes we did take our time and look at all the tanks. The biggest disappoint was the touch tank which we expected... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

I guess that it isn't that pricey but since there is close to nothing in the aquarium but a few un-happy marine animals and a touch tank. Good for small kids ages 2-6 but from there it gets boring. Very unlike a great aquarium like the downtown aquarium in Denver, Colorado. Amazing. Something to look at if you go to... More 

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Savannah, Ga.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

The nature trails are a quiet respite and wind along the river.

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Manheim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

This aquarium might be small but it is loaded with many species of marine life and a knowledgeable staff. A great place for kids as it is not overwhelming but interesting for adults also. I was tired of the usual crowded tourist stops so this was a refreshing change of pace. Visit the aquarium, take a hike, do a picnic... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2010

I mean, I appreciate the effort and all, but this aquarium can be seen in 3 minutes or less...it was only 10 bucks for the whole family, so I guess you get what you pay for...we should've gone to a real aquarium.

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