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Field Trips
Now Scheduling Field Trips for Grades K-12!
At South Mississippi’s premier marine education and conservation center, students of all ages will be engaged in a fun, hands-on learning experience that will help them to understand and appreciate the species that make our Gulf Coast waters unique.
NEW! Animal Adventures
There are a variety of Animal Adventures at our Center for Marine Education & Research (CMER). Students will experience one of several animal encounters where reptiles star in an informative affair and tropical birds entertain. In the Dolphin Presentation, studentss will see Bottlenose Dolphins, Bo and Apollo, work with their trainers and interact with other guests while learning and hearing about these intelligent and graceful animals from trained IMMS staff.
Explore 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and life-size replicas of sea creatures. Sift through the sand for a shark tooth and identify the species. Admire the marine-inspired local art and analyze artifacts.
Discovery Room!

Encounter the touch pools. Touch stingrays or cow-nose rays, and get “up close and personal” with horseshoe crabs, sea stars, and other marine animals. Observe various saltwater, brackish and freshwater fish, invertebrates, snakes, and marsh turtles in aquariums.
Plan A Trip
Reservations are required.

Please email us at groups@imms.org for field trip information and reservation form.

Parking is free and bus parking is available.

Admission:   $9 per student.  $11 per adult.

For every 10 paid students, school groups receive 1 free adult admission for teachers.

Hours:   Monday – Sunday,  10am – 3pm

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

Click on the map for detailed directions and a GPS CAUTION

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