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University of Georgia's Marine Education Center and Aquarium

#79 of 218 things to do in Savannah Features Animals
30 Ocean Science Cir, Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA 31411-1011
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Small aquarium with local sea life and fun touch tank.

This is a small sized aquarium with maybe a dozen tanks with all local Georgia/Atlantic sea... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
Short Weekend Field Trip

We decided to venture out into the wildlife in Savannah to view the good ole outdoors... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2016
John B
Hinesville, Georgia
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“nature trail” (18 reviews)
“touch tank” (21 reviews)
30 Ocean Science Cir, Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA 31411-1011
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

This is a small sized aquarium with maybe a dozen tanks with all local Georgia/Atlantic sea creatures. There was a logger head turtle, some larger ocean fish like red drum, a stingray, sea horses, and a bunch more. The highlight for our kids was the...More

3  Thank JasonTakesTrips
Reviewed October 22, 2016

We decided to venture out into the wildlife in Savannah to view the good ole outdoors. Unfortunately, the trails and walking paths near the UGA Aquarium were still closed and being worked on by volunteers. However, the Aquarium was open. The kids had fun looking...More

Thank John B
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

A nice little aquarium. Sea life indigenous to Savannah area mostly and baby alligators. Touch tanks with different crab types were fun for the little ones. Nice nature trails with plenty of wildlife, right on the water. Staff seemed a little confused when I asked...More

Thank minxhalo
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my trip here. It was very relaxing a lot of good information nice hiking trails and it supports University of Georgia. I just good for family relax and I'm learning about the Georgia coast line and the type of creatures we have

1  Thank Stacie W
Reviewed September 27, 2016

This is a small center, various tanks and a touch pool, along with a nature walk. Our group was adults, and small children - under 5 years old. We all enjoyed the tanks and the children just loved the touch tanks. The walk was pleasant...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Very inexpensive admission for a very nice little aquarium with lovely fish and turtles. The nature trails wander through picturesque moss covered forest overlooking the wetlands. Our 3 year old loved it.

1  Thank Dustin L
Reviewed August 23, 2016

awesome science and oceanography lots of exhibits lots of fish in aquarium tanks great place for kids they have summer camps which are awesome learning experiences for kids ( 8 to 14)

Thank Jim E
Reviewed August 4, 2016

This simple little museum was a huge hit with our grandchildren. Puff fish, sea horses, a magical dark tank with jellyfish. Everything was up front and personal. Not crowded. Kids can get close to the tanks. Most popular might be the touch tank where they...More

1  Thank Turquoise2012
Reviewed July 27, 2016

The aquarium is definitely on the small side and only takes children about 30 minutes to go thru. The touch tank is nice. The admission is cost effective for a couple visitors but if you have 3 or more people in your family / group...More

1  Thank SurrealDayTripper
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Don't expect SeaWorld. Very inexpensive and very cool aquarium. Several isolated tanks in a very nice display with some tanks easily over 1000 gallons. Snook, Reds, Sharks, Rays and tons of others species collected nicely. Small touch tanks with fiddlers and conch to hold. One...More

Thank Joseph J
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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.