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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

Dolphin Experience

by Sangrum

We did the Dip with Dolphin(Ms.Bo) experience, it was awesome. The staff was amazing so were the animals..Spend 5 hours here enjoying shows and visiting different amimals habitats..Very educational...
First Father’s Day Gift

by persephoneb2019

This was my husband’s first Father’s Day and let me tell you, this place is amazing! He absolutely loved it!! We all did. We have a 4 month old son and he even enjoyed it,…

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