The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

102A Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528- Map It
Phone: (251) 861-7500

AAA Editor Notes

The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, just past the ferry landing at 102A Bienville Blvd., is a public aquarium focusing on the four key ecosystems of coastal Alabama&#8212;the swamps of the Mobile-Tensaw River delta, Mobile Bay, the barrier islands and the Gulf of Mexico. A boardwalk can be followed through a salt marsh; descriptive panels identify local vegetation and wildlife. Interactive exhibits, aquariums and touch tanks depict one of the country's largest estuary systems.</br>An American alligator, crabs, eels, jellyfish, lobsters, an octopus, oysters, sharks, shrimp, turtles and various types of fish are some of the marine life that can be seen.</br>
$10; $8 (senior citizens); $6 (ages 5-18 and students with ID).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-6, Sun. noon-6, Mar.-Aug.; Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and Dec. 31.