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Institute for Marine Mammal Studies


Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

10801 Dolphin Lane, Gulfport, 39503 , MS

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) takes care of sick and injured marine mammals while researching programs and educating people on how society can better care for these animals in marine environments. The non-profit was established in 1984 and allows families and children to learn about marine mammals through the different discovery activities. Explore the interactive museum and encounter stingrays, sharks, fish and more. Interact with Bo and Buster, the two bottlenose dolphins, and dig up a shark tooth souvenir to take home! The institute is open to the public on a limited basis and the staff asks that reservations be made in advance.

Recent Traveler Reviews

An all around great experience for all ages!

by tiff-msgulfcoast

We enjoyed our time here! Very informative and lots of cool facts! Definitely watch the 'dolphin show'! Its much more than just a dolphin show and just really fascinating! My favorite part was...
Can’t help to smile!

by EllenJoJo

It’s just amazing what they do as far as rescuing, maintaining and training these critters. We saw the cutest sea lion show. Then we hung out with the birds. Then we had a dolphin encounter…

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