The Estuarium is a great aquarium in the public area of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and it's a great way for kids to explore what is in the waters of Alabama!
The aquarium itself highlights the four key habitats that you can find along the coast of Alabama. Kids - do you know what these are? If not, all the more reason for you to get on out to the Estuarium!
The habitats that you can explore are Mobile Bay, the Barrier Islands, the Mobile Tensaw River Delta as well as the Northern Gulf of Mexico.
There are also fascinating experiences to enjoy right through this family look under the waters. The 10,000sq ft Exhibit Hall is filled with engaging interactive exhibits and displays that can teach kids all about the wildlife found under the water, as well as plants and biology!
If that isn't enough, kids can check out the 7,000 gallon sting ray touch pool, as well as the Living Marsh Boardwalk. In fact, the Estuarium has 31 aquariums that total over 30,000 gallons that feature over 100 species on display!
For kids that love boats, don't miss the Billy Goat Hole Gallery where you will find a replica of an old French sailing ship called The Discovery Ship. It's full of fun and interesting treasures that those small, inquisitive hands can explore. They will also love the Miss May May interactive galleon!
So, who's ready to explore underneath the waters of Alabama - without actually getting wet! We certainly are - so let's go see...under the sea!
$6 (Ages 5-18 or students with ID)
The Estuarium is part of the Sea Lab who work tirelessly to research and monitor areas within oceanography and ecology help the environment and ecosystem
Grab something to eat in the area before you head on over so you can enjoy the day on a full tummy!
They host a number of FREE public events across the year, so keep an eye out and make sure they go in your diary!
Bring that pocket money because there is a Gift Shop and Bookstore where you can pick up great gifts, educational items and souvenirs!
They have activity curriculums for K thru 12, with activity keys and activity sheets. Give them a call to arrange your trip!
The facility is handicapped accessible, so everyone can enjoy it!
Make sure you wear shirts and shoes, and no bikini tops.