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Prices subject to change without notice.
 The Estuarium is a handicapped-accessible facility.

Hours of Operation
Summer Hours
March 1 - August 31
Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Winter Hours
September 1- February 28/29
Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab will be closed on the following days:

New Year's Eve
New Year's Day
Easter Sunday
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve Day


Admission Adult $10.00
Children (5-18) or Students with ID $6.00
Seniors $8.00
Group rates available.
For Group Scheduling contact Katy Blankenhorn
at 251-861-2141 x7511
Dress Code Shorts and shoes required.  No bikini tops
Note: No open containers of beverages are allowed

Memberships / The Friends of the Sea Lab

As a Friend of the Sea Lab, not only will you receive the opportunity to visit the Estuarium, your membership has other substantial benefits. You will be supporting the Sea Lab in its mission to educate the public about the scientific wonders and fragile beauty of our native ecosystems: the Delta, the Bay, the Barrier Islands and the near-shore Gulf of Mexico.

For example: you, too, can land a "fish" on our Living Marsh Boardwalk! For $50, a plaque with your name, your family name, your school class, or a loved one will be permanently displayed on our beautiful wooden boardwalk. Call (251) 861-2141 ext 7545 for more information.
  Girl with shell

Fish Plaque Form in PDF format

The Friends of the Sea Lab basic level memberships only cost:
$50 for individual, $30 for students and $100 for families, for this you will receive:

  • Free Estuarium admission for one full year
  • 15% discount in the Gift Shop
  • Subscription to Skimmer, the electronic newsletter of the Estuarium and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab
  • Membership card and decal
  • Invitations to DISL special events

“Friend of the Sea Lab” Form in PDF format

“Friend of the Sea Lab” Letter in PDF format

You'll get even more with Supporting Levels such as:

  • $250
  • "Friend of the Sea Lab" benefits for family
  • 4 guest passes, good for one-time entry


  • $500
  • "Friend of the Sea Lab" benefits for family
  • 10 guest passes, good for one-time entry




  • $1000
  • "Friend of the Sea Lab" benefits for family
  • Recognition in DISL Foundation Media


School of Fish
  • $2500+
  • Starfish Benifits and Recognition on the Donor Wall
  • Tickets to Special Events

All memberships last one year from the date of purchase

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