Gulf Specimen Aquarium & Marine Lab

Directions:  225 Clark Drive in Panacea.  Directional signs are located on US 98 and elsewhere in Panacea.

Description:  25,000-gallon marine aquarium.  A fun experience for the whole family with open touch tanks providing visitors a close look at the enormous diversity of Big Bend sea life.

Facilities:  Touch tanks, aquarium displays, dioramas, gift and book shop.

Minimum time to allow:  30 minutes.
Fee:  Yes.
Hours:  9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday, 10:00-4:00 Saturday, 12:00-4:00 Sunday.
Contact: P: 850-984-5297

Note that plans are under way for a Maritime Center in Panacea to interpret the maritime practices and heritage of the Big Bend area from Carrabelle to Cedar Key.  Watch for the progress of this facility as you return to Panacea in coming years.

Continue south from Panacea on Coastal Highway (US 98) to Ochlockonee Bay.  The wetland views along this portion of the Byway are stunning.  Watch for Bald Eagles, Osprey, and Herons along the roadside ponds.

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