Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab
After the Mobile Ferry has dropped you off at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, be sure to visit the Estuarium. The Estuarium is an exciting educational facility that highlights four key habitats of coastal Alabama: the Mobile Tensaw River Delta, Mobile Bay, the Barrier Islands and the Northern Gulf of Mexico. It also includes a 10,000 square foot exhibit hall and living marsh boardwalk. This is a showcase of the plants, animals, and other natural resources found in the Estuary and its surrounding marine habitats. Visitors can enjoy beautiful visual and engaging interactive exhibits and gain a broader understanding of the interactions that take place in Mobile Bay, the fourth largest estuary system in the United States. Summer hours for the Estuarium are Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Prices are $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and $4.00 for children and students with ID. There are also group rates available. The Estuarium is located 35 miles from Mobile. From I-10, take the Dauphin Island/Tillman’s Corner exit (Exit 17-A) and drive south down Rangeline Road/193 to Dauphin Island. Take a left at the water tower on to Bienville Boulevard. After 2.2 miles, you will see the Estuarium on the left. Parking facilities available. The Estuarium is a five-minute walk from the Dauphin Island/Fort Morgan Ferry and a 15-minute drive from Bellingrath Gardens.