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Kids Gulf Discovery Day

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 • 9 a.m. to noon

Plan a day of summertime fun for the family! Learn about the wildlife and ecology of the Gulf Coast from a variety of environmental organizations throughout the region during Kids Gulf Discovery Day at Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

Take a cruise on Fowl River with WildNative Delta Safaris!

Our friends from WildNative Delta Safaris will conduct seven guided cruises on Fowl River during the day. WildNative operates out of Five Rivers Delta Resource Center on the mouth of Mobile Bay. The company is coastal Alabama’s leading tour operator and only Delta specialist.

The 25-minute cruises in and out of Bellingrath Gardens’ Riverfront Pavilion will focus on the biodiversity of the Fowl River. (Please note: Cruises are dependent on the weather.)

There are seven cruises scheduled. Cruise times are 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m.; noon; and 12:30 p.m. To reserve your cruise time, please email, or call 251-459-8986.

See the Environmental Studies Center’s Raptor Road Show on the Great Lawn!

The Raptor Road Show features native birds of prey that have been rescued and rehabilitated at the ESC, a natural sciences education facility owned by the Mobile County Public School System.

The Raptor Road Show will engage and educate audiences about the behavior of red-tailed hawks, American kestrels, screech owls, barred owls, great horned owls, Mississippi kites, and ospreys. Questions are encouraged!

Raptor Road Show Times are 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Discover the critters of Mobile Bay with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab!

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab will set up their Discovery Hall touch tables during Kids Gulf Discovery Day. The displays are a great chance for budding marine biologists to learn about what swims and crawls in the Gulf of Mexico and on the Gulf Coast shores.

Ticket information

Admission to Kids Gulf Discovery Day includes entrance into Bellingrath Gardens for the day and is $14 for adults, $8 for children ages 5-12 and free for children ages 4 and under. There is no charge for members of the Friends of Bellingrath ; however, members must purchase tickets to take the Fowl River cruises, for which reservations are required in advance.

Fees for Fowl River Cruises

Space is limited and reservations are required for the 25-minute cruises. The fees are $10 for adults and $6 for ages 0-12. To make a reservation, please call 251-459-8986.

Please note: We will refund Fowl River cruise tickets *only* in the event of severe weather on June 9, 2021. The final decision will be made on the day of the event.

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