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Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium

#1 of 14 things to do in Dauphin Island Features Animals
101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4603
+1 251-861-7500
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Very interesting and enjoyable!

We visited the Estuarium basically because we were bored. All 6 of us were throughly pleased with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
EB4131
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Visiting daughter at sea lab

Wonderful place off the beaten path that's worth the visit..also educating future biologist to help... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chuck W
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A large center for the academic study of marine wildlife.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4603
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+1 251-861-7500
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the Estuarium basically because we were bored. All 6 of us were throughly pleased with our visit. The displays were clean, keeping that many aquarium tanks clean has to be a challenge. Kids will have a great time and will learn something while...More

Thank EB4131
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place off the beaten path that's worth the visit..also educating future biologist to help our oceans..small.but educational

Thank Chuck W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed spending a few hours here learning more about the local water life, trying to pet stingrays, holding hermit crabs, & more, watching fish, holding shark teeth, dead sea stars, sea urchins, blowfish & more! Great, fun place to catch a few air...More

Thank fnett
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is a great place to go with family or friends. Although it is on the small side, there is an aquarium that includes specimens of the local sea life and relates the inhabitants to the natural history of the area....More

Thank bmcneil0215
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the estuarium. Great exhibits, Sting Ray Experience and a good gift shop. Laid back and easy and very informative.

Thank HowdidIgetthisjob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our stay on Dauphin Island we visited the Estuarium. Very interesting venture. Got to see one of the students feeding the sea horses. cool!

Thank Carolyn J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a family of 6 from age 8 to 67 and we all enjoyed it very much. The exhibits and fish tanks were very informative and educational. There were several volunteer helpers to answer any questions.

Thank snap28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful inside adventure during your Dauphin Island trip. Very reasonable and entertaining - seniors are only $9, kids are $6, adults are $11 - with excellent docents and great hands on activities for children. There are some nice interactive exhibits and many tanks with interesting...More

Thank cindyannsmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not very large but a nice place to visit while staying on Dauphin Island. Cost was reasonable and goes towards a good cause. If you are looking for something to do inside during the heat of the day, give it a shot.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 12 and 17 year old to the Estuarium for a short day trip. We rode the ferry over, which was nice. If you ride as a pedestrian just know you will be standing between the automobiles. If you plan to leave out...More

1  Thank Mommyonthego68
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LeiHanson
30 March 2017|
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Response from Kelly C | Reviewed this property |
I just visit
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newt507
2 February 2017|
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Response from bewarethemare | Reviewed this property |
No but they have stingrays!!!
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mafraser
26 May 2016|
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$11 adults $9 seniors $6.00 Children (5-18) or Students with ID
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