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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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Always fun always a learning experience

A great place to go to get hands on fun with your friends your family from grandma to a 2 year old... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Lynn S
Funky and Great

This was a really cool aquarium. it's small and family friendly. I spent hours. I was there late... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Andrew D
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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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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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“horseshoe crabs” (15 reviews)
“nurse sharks” (13 reviews)
“sea life” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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222 Clark Dr, Panacea, FL 32346-2340
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+1 850-984-5297
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"clams"
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"amazing creatures"
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"marine lab"
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"sea urchins"
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"fish"
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"educational information"
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"nice gift shop"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"less than an hour"
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"answer questions"
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

A great place to go to get hands on fun with your friends your family from grandma to a 2 year old ,They are always happy to answer questions and its always changing and always wonderful.

1  Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was a really cool aquarium. it's small and family friendly. I spent hours. I was there late in the day and they were feeding the animal. Got to see tidal pool creatures eating as well as the turtles. It was an awesome experience. I...More

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

A short drive from Tallahassee along panhandle coast. A good variety of Floridian marine life and fish. There are touch tanks and educational information is provided. Can view at your own pace in less than an hour. A gift store is available. Good activity for...More

2  Thank Norine C
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Stopped in with friends to this very well maintained old school aquarium. Hands on tanks for you to hold crabs, shells and star fish. Lots of tanks, full of fish and sea life. Not many other visitors so we could stay at a tank as...More

2  Thank LAL1111
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A must see if you are in the area. The staff is very friendly and we enjoyed the touch tanks. The turtle was awesome and came right up to us.

Thank Destin B
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great lab for sea life lovers or people who has never seen these specimens up close. Very nice and small enough were it does not take all day to see.

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Get up close with nurse sharks, sea turtles, horseshoe crabs and rare, elusive deep sea eels...and a myriad of gastropods, bivalves and more! Touch tank and aquariums offer encounters like no other. The splendor of the FL or GA aquariums are grand but the experience...More

1  Thank 323Seagirl
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great place to see up close live marine specimens. Lots of 'touch it' tanks. Great video, Great place for children, I would recommend at least 7-8 yrs old and older. The place is in a quiet neighborhood, not hard to find. Very nice gift shop....More

1  Thank Byrdie122
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

This was recommended by family. $9.50 gets you in and you can spend at least two hours lost among the sea life. There are docents to explain what you are seeing or touching. There are plenty of sea creatures to see. There is no rush...More

Thank ChumpireFanzine
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

My grandchildren are teenagers and they loved the place!!! As they would go from tank to tank touching and looking at the marine life, they kept calling for me to come look. I was trying to give them a different experience and they certainly had...More

Thank gaillena
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karenog2012
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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.
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Linda R
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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..
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