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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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Just a few big fish

I am a biology teacher, so I was really impressed with the variety of life they had on display. My... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John F
Woodstock, Georgia
Cool local marine aquarium

The Mrs wanted to see a seahorse, so in addition to that we saw sharks close up, starfish you can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marietta, Georgia
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Come see and touch Marine life for fun and education. Everything from sponges and algae to seahorses, sharks, and turtles!
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nurse sharks” (13 reviews)
“horseshoe crabs” (14 reviews)
“sea life” (16 reviews)
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222 Clark Dr, Panacea, FL 32346-2340
+1 850-984-5297
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a biology teacher, so I was really impressed with the variety of life they had on display. My son was a little unimpressed because there weren't a lot of big fish.

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mrs wanted to see a seahorse, so in addition to that we saw sharks close up, starfish you can touch, and a bunch of crabs---recommended if in the area.

Thank dustmon
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

All in all the aquarium was pretty good. They had a variety of smaller species, but not a lot of visitors. The tanks were much closer than you'd see in a major aquarium. There was a lot of stuff outside and inside. There was a...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 26 October 2017

If you are in the area and like marine life, you MUST visit this place. It looks small but we spent about 4.5 hours here. My granddaughter loved it and so did her mother and I. There is so many things you can touch and...More

Thank Janna64
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Found a brochure for the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab & Aquarium where we were staying. I like aquariums and it sounded interesting. This was definitely better than an aquarium. Many touch tanks and lots of descriptions to help you understand what you are viewing. The...More

Thank USAFNAV1979
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is in a small coastal town and was very well done. It is on the smaller size, but very enjoyable. We took our 2 1/2 yo granddaughter for the day, 2 hours. We went and ate lunch at a seafood restaurant and then went...More

Thank Vic P
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
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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
8 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..