Friends of the Sea Lab

Summer is here and it's a whole new day! Come down to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and visit The Alabama Aquarium where you can experience the sights and sounds of our bountiful waterways. See live sting rays, red snapper, soft shell turtles, sea horses, an octopus and so much more.
 Join the Friends of the Sea Lab and bring your family down as many times as you like for the whole year.  Click below to become a Friend of the Sea Lab. Memberships include entrance to Alabama's Aquarium for your entire family and discounts in the gift shop.  Don't forget to stop in at the Snack Shop for an ice cream cone or snacks.
Upcoming Events
Join us for these Family Friendly Excursions. You can make a reservation at*
Don’t miss the exciting summer line up at the Aquarium:
  • Boardwalk Talks - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • Beach, Dune, and Maritime Forest Excursion –  July 10
  • Salt Marsh Excursion – July 11, 18, 24; August 8
  • *Alabama R/V Discovery Excursion - June  28; July 2, 17, 26 

*Must be 8 years old to participate in Alabama R/V Discovery Excursion




Your Hometown - Dauphin Island Sea Lab

 WKRG Your Hometown spotlights the Dauphin Island Sea Lab programs that allow students to make discoveries while learning about local marine biology

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Alabama Power Celebrates Earth Day with Donation




Alabama Power celebrated Earth Day on April 22, 2024 with a donation to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation request funds to assist its fisheries research program in expanding and maintaining the Coastal Alabama Acoustic Monitoring Program (CAMP). The network tracks important fisheries species through out Mobile Bay, Mississippi Sound, the Mobile Tensaw River Delta to provide critical information needed for conservation and restoration planning as well as fisheries management.  Tracking species such as juvenile red drum, speckled sea trout, flounder and triple tail.


Thank you so much to Alabama Power!





 Cocktails with Critters, the major fundraiser for the DISLF was Thursday, May 2, 2024 at The Bluegill. 

A great time was had by all!!


Alabama Dermatology Society Sponsors New Shades on Campus

The Alabama Dermatology Society (ADS) generously sponsored new shades for two locations on the DISL Campus.  The new shades allow students and teachers to be out of doors to learn about Marine Science in a safe comfortable environment.  THANK YOU  ADS!!

New Endeavor Shades Installed
New Endeavor Shades Installed
New Shades for the Pavillion
New Shades for the Pavillion

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2022-2023 Honor Roll of Donors


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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

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contributions to leaving a legacy gift in your will.

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We Educate

Our communities about its mission


We Fund

Special projects and endowments


Join Us

 Support this unique resource




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