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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


by Joelle J

We loved this place!!! The shows were so much fun. I highly recommend this place. For 10$ extra we got kissed by a seal which came with a photo to take home.
Relaxing afternoon

by 695dougn

Nice way to spend a few hours in Gulfport! We went Friday afternoon and not many visitors! Lots of informative shows and staff to help answer any questions you might ask! Beautifully kept...

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