Plan Your Visit
Monday-Friday 9AM to 5PM
Saturday 10AM to 5PM
Sunday 10AM to 5PM
$9.95 for adults age 12+
$8.95 Seniors (65 & older)
$7.95 children 3 – 11 yrs
No charge for members & children under 3
Children must be supervised. Certain tanks are “Looking Only” certain tanks we allow touching. When you purchase your ticket to the aquarium our staff will inform you which tanks are touching and not touching. In the not touching or “Looking Only” tanks do not put your hands near the water or on the rim of the tank. Fish and sea turtles in the “Looking Only” tanks associate people with food and may have sharp teeth. Make sure children are always accompanied by an adult when in the aquarium.We also offer guided tours. For information on guided tours please look at the “guided tours” page under the “plan your visit” tab
Where the Sea Reveals its Secrets
At Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory in Panacea, you begin to get a better sense of what’s really there. On a quiet back street between the highway and the bay. We house a collection of sea water tanks and aquariums. Water bubbles and flows in a swirl that sustains unique collections of the bizarre and the beautiful. Unlike most big public aquariums that emphasize porpoises and big fishes, we focus on seahorses and hermit crabs, emerald eyed spiny box fish, electric rays and red and white spotted calico crabs – all the endless living treasure of north Florida’s still shining coast.
Aquarium Visit by TCC College Class
Gulf Specimen “Where the Sea Reveals its Secrets”
Map of our Facility in Panacea
From Tallahassee: Take US Hwy 319 (Crawfordville Hwy) south(approx. 15 miles) to US Highway 98 Coastal Hwy turn left on Rock Landing Rd(go approx. 4 blocks) turn left on Clark Drive the aquarium is approximately 3 blocks on the left. From Appalachacola:US Highway 98 Coastal Hwy east(approx. 48 miles) past Alligator Point to Panacea turn right on Rock Landing Rd(go approx. 4 blocks) turn left on Clark Drive the aquarium is approximately 3 blocks on the left. From St. Mark’s: Take US Highway 98 Coastal Hwy west (approx. 17 miles) to Panacea turn left on Rock Landing Rd (go approx. 4 blocks) turn left on Clark Drive the aquarium is approximately 3 blocks on the left.
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