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The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

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10801 Dolphin Ln, Gulfport, MS 39503-3671
+1 228-896-9182
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Very educational

We took our teen age son and 2 year old grand daughter and had a wonderful time. This is very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Morgan City, Louisiana
Great time!

We went 2 years ago when my daughter was 6 months old and enjoyed it, so we decided to take her... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1984 for the purposes of public education, conservation, and research on marine mammals and sea turtles in the wild and under human care. IMMS has been an active participant of the National Stranding Network since its inception. IMMS is the premier stranding organization in the Mississippi-Louisiana-Alabama region of the Gulf Coast with the capability and expertise to care for sick and injured marine mammals and sea turtles. IMMS serves as an important educational resource for the Mississippi Gulf Coast, incorporating programs for conservation, education and research of marine mammals, sea turtles, and their environment. IMMS is open for public tours year-round, however reservations are required.
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“sea lion show” (18 reviews)
“touch pool” (15 reviews)
10801 Dolphin Ln, Gulfport, MS 39503-3671
+1 228-896-9182

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our teen age son and 2 year old grand daughter and had a wonderful time. This is very educational and you learn a lot of stuff about the Gulf of Mexico and how they help save stranded dolphins and turtles. The dolphin and...More

Thank gjmcnemar2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went 2 years ago when my daughter was 6 months old and enjoyed it, so we decided to take her back now that she's 2 and knows more of what's going on. Just like the first time we LOVED our trip to IMMS. Educational...More

Thank Brittany B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in Gulfport for one day due to Hurricane Irma and decided to visit the Institute last minute. Not having the slightest clue what to expect - Overall we enjoyed the program. It is a guided program from start to finish. This is not...More

Thank Ewebechaa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the public tour, you learn a lot of neat things. The dolphin and sea lion show is amazing, just a great place to go.

Thank Britt62709
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome experience! My daughter (8), her friend (8), and family and friends had the opportunity to "swim with the dolphins". While its not technically "swimming" all of the girls had an amazing time directing the best little boy dolphin ever- Apollo!! Leah and...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun experience loaded with learning about marine mammals. Went with a cub scout troop. It was great

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What up Flipper? As a kid I remember going to Marine Life on the coast very fondly. Katrina took care of that and I figured I'd never get the chance to share that with my kids. I was wrong. Apparently the Institute for Marine Mammal...More

Thank B5John
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time here! We were a group of 3 adults (mom, dad and grandmom) and a 9 year old. We ALL had a great time! Staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun! We all learned something new and had a great experience...More

Thank Debi S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time! Got to pet a dolphin, sting ray, starfish, and alligator. Got to dig for a shark tooth. Was very neat! We did have several questions the tour guide was unable to answer.

Thank Kaitlyn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful family friendly outing. The staff are very helpful and informative. My granddaughter loved the touch pool. The dolphins were fun. We really enjoyed the whole tour but our absolute favorite was the sea lion show!

Thank Melinda P
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Joey B
30 August 2017|
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Response from REW135 | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are required for public tours. Tours are Monday thru Saturday at 9:30am and 1:30pm. Well worth the visit. Very educational and fun. Go on line and book your tour and save the five dollar call in fee for... More
Laura H
18 June 2017|
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Response from IMMS-Contactus | Property representative |
$12/adult, $11/seniors & military, $10/child (ages 3-12). Reservations are required and may be made on our website.
Sue D
9 May 2017|
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Response from IMMS-Contactus | Property representative |
The in-water Dolphin Interaction, which will be offered again in June is $95/person. The Dolphin Encounter (dry), which is currently offered is $65/person. Please see our website for complete details.