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University of Georgia's Marine Education Center and Aquarium

#80 of 218 things to do in Savannah Features Animals
30 Ocean Science Cir, Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA 31411-1011
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Small place, cash only, a little difficult to find. Neat place!

Very small place with about 20 tanks of different fish, turtles, small alligators, etc. They take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waco, Georgia
via mobile
Not labeled well

We recently took a trip out here to try & occupy our five year old son on a VERY rainy day. While... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Rineyville, Kentucky
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“nature trail” (18 reviews)
“touch tank” (20 reviews)
30 Ocean Science Cir, Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA 31411-1011
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small place with about 20 tanks of different fish, turtles, small alligators, etc. They take cash or check only. GPS took us a little too far. It's on the left behind a parking lot and trees so it's a little hard to find. Worth...More

Thank MRSJRollins
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We recently took a trip out here to try & occupy our five year old son on a VERY rainy day. While the parking area for visitors was clearly labeled, there was no labeling for where the actual aquarium was located. Since it was an...More

Thank jcsquared2
Management response:Responded 30 May 2017

Hi there, I'm sorry you couldn't find us! We have multiple signs for our facility located around our Skidaway Island campus, which is shared with Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Because there are so many buildings, it can be somewhat...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

It took us a while to get here, but it was worth it. It is a small aquarium, but it wasn't busy (which was nice) and our kids loved it. They enjoyed playing in the touch pond, watching the large sea turtles and watching the...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Next to a visit of the beautiful historic district downtown Savannah, it is a must to visit the beautifull Skydaway Island and enjoy nature. A small but beautifull pearl is the aquarium of the UGA Marine Education Center, inluding the nature trail outside along the...More

Thank rjvis
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Small aquarium. Saw a fish with the two eyes on the same side. Another fish with teeth. In addition to the aquarium which is relatively small they also have good nature walks.

Thank Roberto R
Reviewed 13 April 2017

can't really rate this - the sign on the door said "open every day til 5 p.m. - we got there at 3 p.m. and it was closed!

Thank craig a
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Maybe it would have been worth it at half the price. We spent about 30 minutes here looking at the few tanks they had. The kids enjoyed the touch tanks, but again there was not much beyond that.More

Thank lmshaw1977
Management response:Responded 10 April 2017

Hi there! Sorry to hear your time at the UGA Aquarium wasn't worth a 5 star review! We are a small university facility and our admission fees are what keep the aquarium running. We only have two full-time aquarium curators who handle day-to-day operations. As...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

A great afternoon with family and dogs (on leashes). Walked the long trail and sat out on the dock watching the boats go by. Great way to enjoy a Saturday afternoon.

2  Thank Peepye
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great place, nice grounds, nice way to spend a few hours, very informed staff. The aquarium was fun.

1  Thank lmw54
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I attended a Nature Hike led by John "Crawfish" Crawford that was incredible! We started our time in the auditorium learning about Skidaway Island and the Georgia coast and then the next two hours on a lovely hike. I learned fascinating information about how the...More

1  Thank CCarlsonD
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13 April 2016|
Response from cervelochic |
Ages 13-54 $6 Ages 3-12 $3 Seniors $3 According to UGA Aquarium website
13 April 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.