I've been here 3 times with groups of teens, and the IMMS always does a good job. Th big open aquarium where visitors can touch sea organisms and pet sharks and rays is the... read more
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1984 for the purposes of public education, conservation, and research on marine mammals and sea turtles in the wild and under human care. IMMS has been an active participant of the National Stranding Network since its inception. IMMS is the premier stranding organization in the Mississippi-Louisiana-Alabama region of the Gulf Coast with the capability and expertise to care for sick and injured marine mammals and sea turtles. IMMS serves as an important educational resource for the Mississippi Gulf Coast, incorporating programs for conservation, education and research of marine mammals, sea turtles, and their environment.
IMMS is open for public tours year-round, however reservations are required.