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11:45 am - 3:00 pm

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Age Groups

Date: Monday, November 23rd
Time: 12pm (meet in parking lot at 11:45)
Cost: Research Vessel (ages 8 and up) and Aquarium – $24.50
Aquarium/Marine Animal Touch Lab Only – $6.50 (under 5 free)
Schedule of Events:
12pm-1pm – Aquarium Visit
1pm-3pm – Research Vessel (boat expedition)
1:30-2:30 – Marine Animal Touch Lab


The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Aquarium is an exciting educational venue highlighting the four key habitats of coastal Alabama: the Mobile Tensaw River Delta, Mobile Bay, the Barrier Islands, and the Northern Gulf of Mexico.

We have two options for the upcoming Dauphin Island Sea Lab both include aquarium admission!

Option A – Aquarium and Marine Touch Lab – $6.50 (under 5 free)

Marine Animal Touch Lab

This class will present many different marine species from the coast of Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico, discuss their adaptations, life cycles, basic marine ecology, and give students the opportunity to see and touch preserved specimens. Adaptable for all ages!

Option B – Aquarium and Research Vessel – $24.50 (ages 8 and up)

Estuaries and The Coastal Ocean 

After visiting the aquarium, students take an exciting trip to Mobile Bay aboard DISL’s research vessel – the RV Alabama-Discovery. Students discuss Alabama’s watersheds, learn how scientists study estuaries by exploring the types of equipment used by scientists (trawls, water quality sensors, bottom grab), the species that inhabit estuaries, and how humans are affecting these critical coastal habitats through their actions.

Please use this Google Signup Document to sign up for the field trip:

Deadline for Signup: 11/18 – we will invoice via email once our minimum participants (20) has been reached (Payment will be via PayPal)

Please contact Chrystal Culpepper with any questions (our coordinator for this field trip)