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Gulf Specimen Marine Lab & Aquarium

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222 Clark Dr, Panacea, FL 32346-2340
+1 850-984-5297
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Small But Fun

Took my granddaughter here while she was visiting. The place is small and old but appears well... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
Nice day

Our granddaughter had a blast. Very educational and we enjoyed it also. I even learned a couple of... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Perry, Florida
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Come see and touch Marine life for fun and education. Everything from sponges and algae to seahorses, sharks, and turtles!
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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222 Clark Dr, Panacea, FL 32346-2340
+1 850-984-5297
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Took my granddaughter here while she was visiting. The place is small and old but appears well kept. The best part of the visit were the hands on tables. Kids get to handle all kinds of sea life in water filled tables. My granddaughter loved...More

Thank Cowgirlkc
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Our granddaughter had a blast. Very educational and we enjoyed it also. I even learned a couple of new things!! Well worth the trip.

Thank karenog2012
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This place does not have the sparkling fresh scent of a place that gets power-washed every night, nor does it have a ride vehicle that provides exposition while staring passively out a window. What it lacks in polish it more than makes up for in...More

Thank Ronald F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We took our kids here thinking it was more of an aquarium. It is actually more of a rehabilitation for injured sea life. We got to see lots of interesting things. Even got to see sharks. The kids really enjoyed it!

Thank jharp2016
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Great day trip. Was able to get up close to coastal marine life. This was well worth the money and the staff actually cares about you having a good visit. They will feed the fish and give you educational information

Thank Cody M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We were impressed with the variety and quality of the tour and staff. Very knowledgable, willing to take animals out of the tanks and share stories about each of the turtles currently in rehab. Our favorite were the horseshoe crabs and hermit crabs. It was...More

Thank tscherck
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This was a great way to spend the afternoon with our two kids, ages 4 & 7. There are many tanks that are "touch" tanks, and the "no touch" are just as interesting. We were greeted by several staff members who offered to talk and...More

Thank Mel T
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Small, older but "touch" tanks and informational signs make this a definite stop for families. It's history and continuing service to Gulf of Mexico fish preservation is wonderful to see.

Thank bobandmartha2
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We visited the aquarium while vacationing on Saint George Island. Since SGI isn't overly developed, we decided to take the kids to this on a red flag day. I'll admit, I didn't know what to expect when we drove up. From the outside, it looks...More

2  Thank WesJ73
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit with or without kids. It takes a couple hours to see all the exhibits. The touch tanks were really cool and the staff was friendly and helpful. Make sure to visit and support what these people do while you learn about...More

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26 July 2017|
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Response from jharp2016 | Reviewed this property |
My family and I actually visited while it was raining. All facilities are covered although some are tents.
Linda R
7 August 2015|
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Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
$9.50 for age 12 and up. $8.50 for Seniors. $7.50 for kids 3 to 11. All prices are worth it..