Kids Gulf Discovery Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 • 9:00 AM – Noon

Join us for Bellingrath Gardens and Home’s kid-focused Wonderful Wednesday program! On Kids Gulf Discovery Day, families will learn about the wildlife and ecology of the Gulf Coast from a variety of environmental organizations throughout the region.

Take a cruise on Fowl River with WildNative Delta Safaris!

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

The 45-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.)

Reservations are required for each cruise. Cruise times are 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Cruise prices are $9 for adults and $6 for children. Call 251.459.8864 to make your reservation.

Don’t miss 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 Schools System. The Raptor Road Show will engage and educate audiences about the behavior of owls, hawks, ospreys and other birds of prey. Times: 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 AM.

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

From_DISLThe Dauphin Island Sea Lab will set up their Discovery Hall touch tables in the Magnolia Room. 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 $13.00 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 5-12 and free for children ages 4 and under. There is no admission charge for members of the Friends of Bellingrath; however, members are required to pay fees to take the Fowl River Cruise.

Fees for Fowl River Cruises

Space is limited and reservations are required for the cruises, so be sure to make your reservations early. Cruise times are 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The cruise fees are $9 for adults and $6 for ages 0-12.

What about refunds?

Kids Gulf Discovery Day ticket holders may request a refund up until noon on Wednesday, June 6.

Please note: We will refund Fowl River cruise tickets *only* in the event of severe weather on June 13. The final decision will be made on the day of the event.

Images from Kids Gulf Discovery Day 2017

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