Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation


Mailing Address:

PO Box 82151

Mobile, AL  36689


Office Located at 4513 Old Shell Road Suite 2


We Educate

Our communities about its mission


We Fund

Special projects and endowments


Join Us

 Support this unique resource




Click here to make an online donation now or click the donate tab for more options to donate. 

When you shop on Amazon Smile did you know that Amazon will  donate .05% of your purchase to DISL Foundation.  It does not cost you anything except taking the extra step to log into Amazon Smile.  Thank you for taking the time to support the Sea Lab.


Check Presentaion from the Mobile County Commission


Thank you to the Mobile County Commission who presented the DISLF with a $250,000 check which helped top off the Capital Campaign for the outdoor classroom and pool 

Ground Breaking for New Outdoor Classroom and Pool


Thank you to Mobile County Commissioner Randall Dueitt, Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson, Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier, and the DISL Foundation Board who helped with the ground breaking on the campus of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab for the new outdoor classroom and pool. 

Building Spaces for a Brighter Future

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation Capital Campaign


The Dauphin Island Sea Lab provides spaces necessary to meet today's demand for wide range of teaching environments.  To meet this demand, an outdoor classroom is critical to achieve the educational mission of the Sea Lab.


An outdoor classroom and a larger, deeper pool complex at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab will enable both the Discovery Hall and University Programs ability to provide modern, experiential marine skill training for students of all ages.


Click the Capital Campaign tab above to learn more!

Support Education


"The course style influenced me in the college that I eventually attended. I am very thankful for the Marine Science Course and the Sea Lab.  It was my first step into a field of study which I still find very interesting."


Autumn, Marine Science Course for High School Students.

Support Research


"The diversity of these experiences and being exposed to different lab techniques and a variety of field work has really helped me as a young scientist."


Ph.D. Student Jesse Gwinn

Support Campus


"I wanted to come to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab because of the researchers and the resources", Rodriguez explained.  "It's a close environment with easy access to faculty and everyone is excited to help you."


Masters Graduate, Alex Rodriguez

Why Donate


A young child's trip to the Estuarium, the DISL's Aquarium, sparks the imagination.  Time spent with our Discovery Hall Program's educators grows the desire to study marine science leading many to pursue college degrees.  University Programs create focus on research.



Every reason for supporting and donating is different, but every donation matters. Your donation enhances the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's educational, research and service programs.


To view the Sea Lab's most current priority needs list click on the link below to view the PDF

Sea Lab Priority Needs List



Thank you Oakworth Capital Bank


Thank you to Oakworth Capital Bank for sponsoring this years Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon 



 Cocktails with Critters 2022


Mark your Calendar for Cocktails with the Critters Thursday, May 5, 2022.  See you then!!