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Visit the UGA Aquarium to observe and learn about Georgia’s diverse marine life.

 

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Phone: 912-598-3474
Email: mared@uga.edu

Location
30 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411

The UGA Aquarium is only offering special programs for small groups at this time. More information below:

Aquarium by Appointment

COVID Procedures

  • Visitors are required to wear face coverings while inside the facility and wash hands upon entry.
  • Re-entry to the facility after exiting will not be possible.

Available dates and times

TUESDAY9 A.M.10:30 A.M.NOON1:30 P.M.3 P.M.
WEDNESDAY9 A.M.10:30 A.M.NOON1:30 P.M.3 P.M.
THURSDAY9 A.M.10:30 A.M.NOON1:30 P.M.3 P.M.
FRIDAY9 A.M.10:30 A.M.NOON1:30 P.M.3 P.M.
SATURDAY10 A.M.11:30 A.M.1 P.M.2:30 P.M.4 P.M.

Appointment details

  • One-hour visit to the UGA Aquarium for up to 10 total participants.
  • Visit includes a brief touch tank animal introduction and time to browse the aquarium with a marine educator present.
  • $30 fee for a group of 1-3 visitors; $50 fee for a group of 4-5 visitors; $100 fee for a group of 6-10 visitors.
  • Online payment is required in advance. Reserve your time-slot by choosing from available dates and times on our registration page.
  • Late arrivals must depart at the end of scheduled appointment time.
  • Arrive early or stay after your appointment and visit our Jay Wolf Nature Trail!

Please email mared@uga.edu with any questions regarding your visit and we hope to see you soon.

 

About the aquarium

The UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium is located in Savannah on Skidaway Island. Home to Georgia’s first saltwater aquarium, it features 16 exhibit tanks that showcase a variety of Georgia’s marine life.

Most species are caught by aquarium staff right off the coast. A public touch tank allows visitors to get up close and personal with some of Georgia’s marine invertebrates such as whelks and crabs.

A boardwalk over the salt marsh to the river supports the education program and is an ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) sponsored platform that allows handicapped students to participate in the field courses. This boardwalk is part of the ADA approved Jay Wolf Nature Trail that winds through the maritime forest and along the Skidaway River salt marshes.

Picnic tables line the bluff outside the back door along the Skidaway River and provide a perfect spot to eat lunch!

Schools and Groups

In addition to the aquarium, the facility has an auditorium, two teaching laboratories and an art lab. There is also a dormitory and dining room on site to house and feed out-of-town groups. These spaces are available to formal education groups. Formal education programs are designed for Pre-K-12 students across the state. More information about programs for students, teachers and groups can be found under “Education – Schools & Groups” in the website navigation menu.

The Marine Education Center and Aquarium hosts around 25,000 visitors annually through formal education programs, general admission and special events on campus. Summer camps are also offered in June and July at the aquarium. Information about camps is available here.

Location Map

Location

30 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411

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