30 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411
Visit the UGA Aquarium to observe and learn about Georgia’s diverse marine life.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays, holidays and most Saturdays before a Monday holiday.
Ages 3-12: $5
Ages 13-54: $7
Seniors (55+), military and college students with I.D.: $5
Children 2 and under: Free
The UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium is located on Skidaway Island, which is about 20 minutes from downtown Savannah. 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 overlooking the Skidaway River supports education programs 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.