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University of Georgia's Marine Education Center and Aquarium

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Educational and Beautiful

This is a small aquarium that I would most recommend for kids; however, the grounds are lovely... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2019
Linda A
United States
Small but lots to see!

We enjoyed this small aquarium, especially the seahorses and the horseshoe crabs. Lots of... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2019
Calgary, Canada
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30 Ocean Science Cir, Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA 31411-1011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Marine Education Aquarian on Skidaway Island Georgia. The center is on the Wilmington river surrounded by a park and nature trails. The Aquarium is packed with education materials about the ocean, the environment of Georgia and the surrounding estuaries. Today was a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Fred C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with the expectation of it being a small place so we enjoyed it mostly. If we expected something large we would have been disappointed. Nice exhibit and walking trail.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank irelynnd
Reviewed April 21, 2019

I wouldn't describe this place as huge, but based on the reviews, we expected much smaller. As we approached the front door, we were greeted by a family of turtles. They are in a roomy habitat that you cross over to get into the front...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

This is a small aquarium that I would most recommend for kids; however, the grounds are lovely. There are 2 nature walks situated by the water; we took the shorter one. It wove through trees, shrubs, and flowers .

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Linda A
Reviewed April 3, 2019

As a former volunteer at the GA Aquarium in Atlanta for seven years, I did not have high expectations. However, I enjoyed looking at the exhibits, Because of my age, I could not enjoy the nature trail. I think this is a good place to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank HankmidGA
Reviewed March 12, 2019

We enjoyed this small aquarium, especially the seahorses and the horseshoe crabs. Lots of information and fun facts. We arrived at almost closing, but glad we stopped by. Also took a walk on the grounds and found the really old live oak tree. Very pleasant.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lawm
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

This is a tiny aquarium, well off the beaten path, in a stunningly beautiful location. They have about 12-15 well maintained aquariums with crabs, fish, turtles and even seahorses. They have a good sized touch tank containing horseshoe crabs, whelks and hermit crabs. Outside they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mabg68
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Fish in poor health with traumatic injuries from incompatible tank mates and tank sizes. Water quality was visibly poor. Tanks were also mislabeled. No eye contact with the staff who accepted our payment. We did not feel it promoted the stewardship necessary to educate people...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank edieskip
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

We attended a three hour school field trip here today. The staff was knowledgeable and great with the kids (middle school). They made the learning fun and interesting. They started by teaching about the water, soil, climate, etc. After studying the land we moved on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paulla2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Inexpensive way show children the beauty of the area and variety of sea life from that area.Picnic area with great view beautiful waterway,one mile paved loop (cork) trail along water and thru maritime forest. My wife,two daughters and their four small children loved this place

Date of experience: April 2018
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December 27, 2017|
Response from Chad2014 | Reviewed this property |
There is a nice walking trail that your puppy would likely enjoy that surrounds the aquarium. As far as being allowed in the aquarium itself I am not sure. I did not see any dogs inside when I was there.
April 12, 2016|
Response from cervelochic |
Ages 13-54 $6 Ages 3-12 $3 Seniors $3 According to UGA Aquarium website
April 12, 2016|
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Response from Steve A | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the exact amount , but the cost for seniors and children was less than regular adult admission.