Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation

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

Summer Hours

March 1 - August 31
Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Adult $11.00
Children (5-18) or Students with ID $6.00
Seniors $9.00

Group rates available. For group scheduling contact, Beth Klein at 251-861-2141 x7511

The Estuarium is closed on the following days:

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

Shirts and shoes required.  No bikini tops

Note: No open containers of beverages are allowed

Rays of the Bay Webcam

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Mobile Delta Tank Webcam

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Large Gallery Tank Feeding Times

Tuesday and Thursday

11:00 am


2:00 pm


Click a link below to view the current weather at Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Want to Volunteer at the Estuarium?

For people who enjoy meeting a wide range of visitors, and who love to share their enthusiasm for the environment, the Estuarium provides a wonderful opportunity to get involved. Show eager students and visitors how ticklish horseshoe crabs are, talk to the public about important marine problems, guide school groups around exhibits, and much more. Volunteers will receive extensive training, numerous benefits, and the chance to meet and greet visitors from right down the street to across the country.

To become an Estuarium docent volunteer, contact Jamelle Roy at (251) 861-2141 x7545 or email:

Download Volunteer Application