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The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fantastic!

My husband and I took our 3 kids and everyone loved it!! There was something for everyone. I would... read more

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Mandyneal
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Ocean Park Adventure

This place is a must! Perfect for adults and kids! The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable! I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susie H
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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's...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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10801 Dolphin Ln, Gulfport, MS 39503-3671
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+1 228-896-9182
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I took our 3 kids and everyone loved it!! There was something for everyone. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Mandyneal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a must! Perfect for adults and kids! The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable! I can't wait to go back!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Susie H
Reviewed 3 days ago

this place is absolutely fantastic! it was like a smaller version of sea world! except more friendly and personal! we did the dolphin adventure and my children had the time of their lives! maggie was the trainer and she was so personal and friendly and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended for all ages. Very educational. Expect to spend a little over 2 hours here. We did the sea lion kiss, loved it.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank TWINMAMA060405
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place....though now it's called Ocean Adventures. Was expecting maybe a small Sea World, but it was so much better! Everything is close together, and the emphasis is on ecology and education and getting up close to the animals rather than the commercialism...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Anne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend, but it was so much nicer than we expected! We have 6 kids ages 4-15 so it is tricky to find fun places that all ages enjoy. The staff were all super friendly and informative. When the speaker...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hayseedinthesippi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had an absolutely fantastic time, getting in with Tucker the dolphin and Charlie the trainer. Being a little off season, ingot to be one on one with them, because noone else had signed up. It was incredible being able to pet Tucker, feed him...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KylieT70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend for families. Inexpensive fun that can be done in less than a day. The shows and exhibits are short and sweet. Everything is in close proximity to each other. They allow you to exit and return. They have food available there but there...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RayRayPearlington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a trip, if a little hard to find, along the intercoastal waterway in Gulfport. You will learn about many Gulf species, not just mammals.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Henry4263
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful time we had. The facility is not huge which is a plus because you can do and see everything there is to offer without feeling like its too much. We attended all the shows and each show is around 15 minutes long....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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The swim cost was $125 per person. Age requirements are on the website. Meet and greet we did was $55 eachh
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