Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, Dauphin Island

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The Estuarium is an exciting educational facility highlighting the four key habitats of coastal Alabama: the Mobile Tensaw River Delta, Mobile Bay, the Barrier Islands and the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Visual and engaging exhibits such as our touch tanks and real-time weather station deliver a broader understanding of the interactions that take place in Mobile Bay which is the 4th largest estuary system in the United States.

Highlights of our daily visits include feeding time, interactive boat exhibits, and our gift shop.

Hours of Operation:

Summer Hours

March 1 - August 31

Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Winter Hours

September 1- February 28/29

Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Adult $11.00

Children (5-18) or Students with ID $6.00

Children under 5 Free

Seniors $9.00

Group rates available.

AAA and Military discounts.

*Prices subject to change without notice.

**The Estuarium is a handicapped-accessible facility.
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  • The weather was scheduled to be cold and windy so we decided to spend our morning at the estuarium. It was a great way to spend our morning. Our 4 year old loved to pet the sting rays, horse show crab...  more »
  • I had to chance to tour the Maritime Forest, Sea dunes and beach with one of my classes. I enjoyed myself we got to enjoy nice weather and learn about the Maritime forest and all the different plants ...  more »

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