The Dauphin Island Sea Lab celebrates 20 years of Discovery Day on Saturday, April 8. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public is invited to visit our research laboratories, meet our scientists and researchers, and get a hands-on marine science lesson.

There will be marine animal specimans to touch such as sharks, octopus, and oysters; learn how to cast a line; take a tour of our Research Vessel Alabama Discovery; learn how to spot and track a manatee; and test your knowledge with our new Discovery Day Trivia Game.

Also, don't forget to take a trip through the Estuarium's new exhibit hall Windows to the Sea. Listen to the sounds of the sea, explore a sargassm community on our video touch wall, and check out our touch table games. 

The Azalea Trail Maids, Smokey the Bear and others will also be on campus. We thank our exhibitors and partners for taking part in the day.

Discovery Day aims to give the public a deeper understanding of the coastal ecosystem we live in and learn why it's important to conserve our precious and unique environment.

Admission is free to all exhibits outside of the Estuarium. Adults will receive a $2 discount at the Estuarium and children under 18 are free. Everyone receives a 15 percent discount at the Estuarium Gift Shop.

A food tent will be open for all visitors.

For more details on Discovery Day, visit​