Out of an abundance of caution for our visitors, staff, and docents, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Aquarium will close to the public at the close of business on Wednesday, March 18 and will remain closed through Monday, April 6. This closure will include Boardwalk Talks, and private events also scheduled through April 6.
Upon reviewing updated information from public health sources such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Alabama Department of Public Health (ALDPH), and Governor Kay Ivey’s office, we feel this is closure necessary to do our part in reducing the public's exposure to the spreading COVID-19 virus.
We apologize for the disruption in our operations, but hope you will understand our commitment to your safety during the COVID-19 situation. During this time we will also perform expanded cleaning efforts to ensure the Aquarium is fully ready to reopen on April 6.
We thank you for your support and hope you will plan to visit us again soon.
John F. Valentine
DISL Executive Director
The Estuarium is an exciting educational public aquarium 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, a 7,000-gallon stingray touch pool, and the Living Marsh Boardwalk. This facility has 31 aquariums totaling over 30,000 gallons with more than 100 species on display. The Estuarium showcases 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 Estuarium will leave you with a broader understanding of the interactions that take place in Mobile Bay, the fourth largest estuary system in the United States.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Children (5-18) or Students with ID $6.00
Ask about military and AAA discount.
For more information, you can always call 251-861-7500.
*Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Estuarium is closed on the following days:
- Easter Sunday
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Eve Day
- Christmas Day
- New Year's Eve Day
- New Year's Day
Pet Policy: No pets are allowed in the DISL Estuarium. However, in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Alabama law, a service dog that is trained to perform tasks or do work for a person with a disability will be allowed to enter.
Shirts and shoes required. No bikini tops. No open containers allowed.