Beach, Dune, and Maritime Forest Excursion

Three young children look at what is in Mendel’s hand during beach walk.

2024 Dates:

  • Thursday, June 13, 9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 20, 9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26, 9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 10, 9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Cost: $15 per person


Location: Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

On this excursion you will walk through the maritime forest, then on to the dunes and beach. You will learn about native plants and the benefits of an intact dune system. You’ll see many coastal animals and even dig for mole and ghost crabs. You will get to use nets and critter catchers to get an up close look at any creatures that you might come across.

What to wear: Comfortable walking shoes for the beach and forest. Light-weight clothes for hot summer temperatures. If you’re eager to get wet, feel free to dress accordingly, though getting wet can be avoided.

What to bring: hat, sunscreen, water bottle, bug spray, change of clothes and shoes, bag for wet items.