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Panacea, Florida: Gulf Specimen: Touch All Invertebrates

Marine lab with touch tanks filled with ready-to-be-handled marine critters. Open since 1964.

Gulf Specimen Marine Lab Aquarium

222 Clark Drive, Panacea, FL
Gulf Specimen Marine Lab Aquarium. Take US 98 to Panacea, turn east on Rock Landing Road across from The Landing's Restaurant and Motel, then left at Gulf Specimen sign.
M-F 9-5, Sa-Su 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10.
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Touch invertebrates.

Gulf Specimen - Touch All Invertebrates

This place is great. Lots of cool sea creatures to see, and some to handle.

[Greg, 04/13/2016]

Touch invertebrates.

Gulf Specimen - Touch All Invertebrates

Really great place to take the kids. Tons of touch tanks, neat photo ops, and unique marine species. Follow the directions on the signs and don't stick your hands in the grouper or catfish tanks. Some young girl did, she screamed, and the fish drew blood. What a dum-dum!

[Brandi Givens, 07/24/2014]

Handle the specimens.

Gulf Specimen - Touch All Invertebrates

A marine lab with many touch tanks and lots of marine critters. Been around since the 1950s -- the place is cool and the people and critters are too. Panacea is on the NW Florida gulf coast

[Robert Seidler, 05/10/2010]

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