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Banner   The Estuarium is an exciting educational facility highlighting the four key habitats of coastal Alabama: the Mobile Tensaw River Delta, Mobile Bay, the Barrier Islands and the Northern Gulf of Mexico. It includes the 10,000 square foot Exhibit Hall and Living Marsh Boardwalk. This facility is a showcase of the plants, animals, and other natural resources found in the Estuary and its surrounding marine habitats.

Through beautiful visual exhibits and engaging interactive exhibits, the Estuariumwill leave you with a broader understanding of the interactions that take place in Mobile Bay, the fourth largest estuary system in the United States.

View Live WebCam of our Mobile Delta Tank

View Live WebCam of our NEW Rays of the Bay exhibit.

The Estuarium, a coastal waters resource center, also features the Miss May May, an interactive boat exhibit, a real time Weather Station, the Gift Shop and Bookstore, and much more...

Contact Us: 
(251) 861-7500
Toll free (866) 403-4409

   Flash photography is allowed in all areas of the
   Estuarium except at the Octopus Tank.

The Estuarium will be closed Christmas eve, Christmas day, New years eve & new years day.

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Map or driving directions

The Estuarium is located 35 miles from Mobile. From I-10, take the Dauphin Island/Tillman's Corner exit (Exit 17-A). Travel 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. It is a 15-minute drive from Bellingrath Gardens.

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