The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is happy to announce the arrival of two new dolphins into our family. Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins Bo, a female, and Buster, a male, are the first dolphins to make their home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Bo and Buster are sure to bring joy and awareness of marine issues to Gulf Coast residents for years to come.
You can see Bo and Buster in the new Dolphin Presentation available at the Center for Marine Education and Research. The Dolphin Presentation includes a 20 minute educational display demonstration which can be seen during our
Meet a dolphin face-to-face from the dock of our dolphin habitat where you will feed, touch, and interact with one of our delightful Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. This out of water adventure requires participants to be 8 years and older and for children between 5-8 years require a paid adult (18 years and older) to accompany them during the program. Program requires payment in full at time of reservation.
Available year-round, weather permitting.
Enter the water to get up-close and personal as you befriend a dolphin in the dolphin interaction program. Experience the thrill of feeding, touching, and interacting with one of our enchanting bottlenose dolphins while in the water. This is an experience you are sure to remember. Program is approximately one hour in length. Participants must be at least 8 years old and 48 inches tall. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a paying adult (18 years and older) and requires payment in full at time of reservation.
Available April - October, weather permitting.
Dolphin Encounter and Interaction Programs
Dolphin Encounters begin at 2:45 PM. Dolphin Interactions begin at 10:30 AM. Each program consists of a preparatory and informational session, followed by befriending a dolphin.