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Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Excellent

We go here every year. We usually go on a bad weather day. Our kids really enjoy it and so do the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christopher B
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Loretto, United States
Fascinating and educational

The Sea Lab Estuarium is doing research and actively protecting and saving the area around Dauphin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
revginny
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Stapleton, Alabama
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A large center for the academic study of marine wildlife.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 5 days ago

Though nice, I was disappointed at the lack of displays and living sea creatures at the estuarium. I was alone, so it wasn't that big of a deal. If I had spent the money to take children or grandchildren, that would have been a different...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here every year. We usually go on a bad weather day. Our kids really enjoy it and so do the adults.

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sea Lab Estuarium is doing research and actively protecting and saving the area around Dauphin Island, Alabama. DIsplays have eye appeal and are educational with fish, coral and other sea life. The rays and eels are in an outdoor patio area and rays may...More

Thank revginny
Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids wanted to see the Estuarium anyway, but we decided to go on a rainy day during our trip. It's an easy ferry ride across the bay from Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan. We all enjoyed the exhibits and the docent talks. It's not a full-day...More

Thank MickeyLa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The estarium is rather small, but packed with marine life information. The children's favorite parts were getting to interact with both the preserved and live marine life. It does not take very long to complete the tour and the price can be a turn off...More

Thank Tabatha S
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a cute lil aquarium place, you can touch the sting rays and sea crabs in a big pool out side. It had a lot to teach you inside.. very nice!

Thank keesha s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed everything there. The kids went crazy over the stingrays. It's not very big, so take your time and enjoy.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit...very educational and many sea animals to see. You can pet stingrays if you want.

Thank sjschloss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot to see. Fairly reasonable price. Kids really enjoyed it. Gift shop a bit pricey as always. Had a touch ray pool.

Thank campruby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The week we visited, there were quite a few rain showers. We looked at reviews on Trip Adviser and decided to give it a whirl since we couldn't be at the beach. Although the building is small, it's very well laid out and we easily...More

Thank Lo S
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nanaandpop2015
24 June 2018|
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Response from customtruckgirl | Reviewed this property |
We chose to drive because it was hot out but it is in walking distance. There is what looked like an ice cream shop while waiting in line to board the ferry.
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