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Environmental Studies Center

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Address: 6101 Girby Road, Mobile, AL 36693
Phone Number: (251) 221-5000
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This place is a nice choice for an educational outdoor setting located at...

This place is a nice choice for an educational outdoor setting located at 6101 Girby Road. They are part of the Mobile County School Board and open to the public also. They have an indoor classroom as well that houses some of their snakes, birds, and other various reptiles.Outside they have animals which were rescued or donated to them that are not able to be released into the wild due to an injury or other reason. The facility outdoors house dozens of animals to view by following the trails such as deer, a bald eagle, golden eagle, coyotes, racoons, owls, and even a goat. Viewing of the animals vary depending on circumstance. They occasionally get in different animals.They have a lake with ducks, fish, and even an American alligator. You simply drive there, follow the drive and signs posted for the parking area, walk inside the office, sign in, leave a donation in the container if you would like to help them with items and supplies for the animals, then tour the establishment. If viewing the inside, be sure to ask what rooms you can see since sometimes field trips are taken there and classes may be held. Please keep in mind that this is also a healing place for some of these animals and the people that work their take great pride in their job as well as keeping this place a nice home for their animals so please be courteous and follow the rules posted, stay on the trails, and don't try to touch the resident animals on the property.The staff are exceptional and usually someone is available to answer questions you may have. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday CLOSED

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Nice place to visit!

We like to go & walk around the environmental center, nice trails, fun to see all the animals, pretty lake! Great place to visit for a few hours!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth R
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Mobile, Alabama
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Mobile, Alabama
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to go & walk around the environmental center, nice trails, fun to see all the animals, pretty lake! Great place to visit for a few hours!

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Thank Elizabeth R
Mobile, Alabama, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I went to the open house and it was great! Everyone was friendly and answered any questions. They have an excellent group of people working and volunteering. Check out the raptors.

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Thank Mark B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This center is chock full of information and animals to hear about and look at. The talks are informative and engaging. The grounds are lovely. It is both inside and outside.

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Thank Michelle2560
Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

You definitely learn a ton about the animals that live there and even the different environments that make up the area. It's a great place to just stroll around or take a guided tour. I would go back here over and over again.

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Thank JRBradley
Mobile al
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great events planned often for the whole family. A treat for kids who want to be with nature and animals. Well trained staff.

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Thank WESTWOOD59
Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

ESC overlooks a lake and does wildlife rehabilitation, so there are always lots of critters to see as well as nature trails & a pitcher plant bog. To full enjoy it requires a good bit of walking so it is a great way to stretch your legs after a drive!

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Thank Shan113
Coden, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Located in SW Mobile and operated by the Mobile County Public School System, this facility provides up close exposure to and information on regional animals and flora, both static and live. It features numerous live exhibits featuring such as coyotes, deer, raccoons, birds of prey, area water fowl, serpents, and indigenous birds, all in their natural environments. There are also... More 

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Thank Louis B
Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place is awesome! I went here on a field trip when I was in school many years ago! My children are able to enjoy it today. They take in animals that are in distress such as injured birds, squirrels, and turtles! Love It!

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Well managed. Great place to rehab animals. Learning center. School classes come during school year.

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norfolk, va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We would visit on Tuesday story times and do a little craft. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The stories are great, the crafts are ok. Always seemed too advanced for my 3 year old and i would do most if it (especially the cutting!!) if she wanted to take anything home. We loved to see the baby turtles... More 

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