The magic of the ocean comes to life at Ocean Adventures Marine Park in Mississippi! Just down the road from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, Ocean Adventures Marine Park allows the family to see the beauty and intelligence of marine creatures for your very eyes!
Their resident dolphins and sea lions show off their skills as they interact with the trainers. You can see them play as you learn all about their habits and habitats, and what makes them so special.
Kids love getting a closer look at these animals through the underwater viewing areas where you can see below the surface!
Hands-on fun is waiting in the ray pool, where you can actually TOUCH one of the resident stingrays, or you might want to visit some feathered friends in the Tweeter Post, a fun walk-through aviary. Here, kids can experience and feed the resident parakeets, before seeing a very special macaw and parrot show!
Don't forget to check out the daily park schedule too, so you can plan your day around the talks and shows!
Also a great option during your time at Ocean Adventures Marine Park is to take the train to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies.
Explore the 2,000 sq.ft. museum filled with interactive and life-size replicas of sea creatures. Sift through the sand at the Fossil Dig to find a shark tooth. Experience an underwater adventure on the big screen in our auditorium. Encounter a horseshoe crab and get up-close with sea stars and other marine animals in our Discovery Room. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and are great for the educational aspect of the day!
So why not explore the wonders of the oceans on your next family day out? It's one you won't be forgetting in a long time!
$13 (Ages 2-12)
Catch the Tour Train for a short trip to IMMS’s Center for Marine Education and Research where you will visit the Museum, Discovery Room with touch pools & display aquariums, and enjoy an educational presentation in the Auditorium!
Grab a snack from the Turtle Café and take a break at the picnic area & playground!
From Interstate 10, take Exit 38 (Cowan-Lorraine Rd). Head SOUTH on Cowan Rd over drawbridge. Turn LEFT on Hillcrest Rd. Turn LEFT at stop sign (Old Lorraine Rd). Follow the road as it bends to the right and continue on Dolphin Lane for approximately 1 mile. The Center for Marine Education & Research will be on your right. From Highway 90, head NORTH on Cowan Rd. Turn RIGHT on Hillcrest Rd. Turn LEFT at stop sign (Old Lorraine Rd). Follow the road as it bends to the right and continue on
Bring your K-12 students to CMER for a field trip experience they'll love! Field trips available Monday through Friday, year-round. Admission is $2 per student, $3 per chaperone (teachers are free!). For reservations, please call (228) 896-9182, ext. 1752.
The Gift Shop is located in the Museum at the Center for Marine Education & Research. They have wonderful marine-themed gifts for all ages!
Just give them a call to discuss the accessibility, they will be happy to advise!
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