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Celebrate Your Child's Birthday with IMMS!

Celebrate your birthday with us! You bring the cake and ice cream, we provide everything else. Up to 30 guests will join you as you tour our facility and enjoy your party in a decorated, private room.

For information and prices please download our
Birthday Party Brochure [PDF]

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

What is the dolphin experience upgrade?
The dolphin experience upgrade allows children 5 years and older to touch one of our dolphins (Maximum of 30). Adults may watch from the side.* A photo opportunity of the birthday child may be purchased for an additional $15, during which our photographers will take their photo while they receive a dolphin kiss. This upgraded experience also includes a private sea lion presentation for your party that is not available with the base package.
*Package includes admission for a total of 30 guests, Adults and Children.

What is provided?
We provide plates, napkins, utensils, cups, and a large pitcher of ice water. Additional paper products and an ice chest are provided with the food package. Your party room will come pre-decorated in one of our three themes. You will receive 15 goodie bags and 15 crafts for your guests to do while in the party room.

What should we bring?
You may bring cake and ice cream. Additional outside food may only be brought in with the purchase of the food package. You may bring additional decorations, but may not affix anything to the walls or ceiling. Balloons and glass bottles are prohibited.

What if the weather is bad?
In the event of inclement weather, every effort will be made to provide alternative activities to the outdoor dolphin and sea lion show. This may include a reptile presentation, fossil dig in our museum, or a group craft.

For information: 228-896-9182 ext. 1750

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Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
10801 Dolphin Lane
Gulfport, MS 39503
Office phone: (228) 896-9182
Office fax: (228) 896-9183


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