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Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Things To Do on Dauphin Island

If you want to learn more about the creatures that inhabit our bay, gulf, and river systems, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is a great place to visit on Dauphin Island. Created to be a marine science educational and research facility, the center has quickly grown to be a hot spot for tourist wanting to learn more about the waters that they visit year after year. Located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, the center was founded in 1971 by the state legislative to ensure that there was an education program specific to the area and the marine life living in it. Surrounded by the Mobile Bay, Mississippi Sound, and the Gulf Waters, the selection of the location was no accident. The area provides a vast understanding and knowledge of how the different eco systems work together and is the perfect research location.

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is broken down into four key educational and interactive habitat exhibits of the Alabama Gulf Coast: the Mobile River, Tensaw River, Mobile Bay, Barrier Islands, and the Northern Gulf of Mexico. There is also the Exhibit Hall and Living Marsh Lands which allows visitors to experience an actual marsh land and the wild life that inhabits it. The center also contains a touch tank that allows you to touch and interact with some of the gulf coast’s most interesting animals. Don’t forget to stop by the Miss May May boat exhibit or the interactive Weather Station for a live weather feed.

To learn more about the marine life, eco system, and the habits and interactions of river, sea, and bay creatures, visit the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on Dauphin Island and enjoy this amazing learning experience.