Center for Marine Education & Research

10801 Dolphin Lane

Gulfport, MS 39503

Phone: (228) 896-9182

The Center for Marine Education & Research, aka The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies offers visitors of all ages the chance to engage in a fun, hands-on learning experience that helps them understand and appreciate the species that make the Gulf Coast waters unique. Experience underwater adventures on the big screen in a state of the art auditorium, encounter sea life such as horseshoe crabs, sea stars, fresh water turtles, and other marine life in the discovery room. The marine museum features aquatic exhibits and a fossil dig – you may even find a shark tooth to keep as a souvenir.

Public tours Tuesday - Sunday 9:30am and 1:30pm

A must-see is the Dolphin Presentation where visitors see Bo and Buster; two Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins that entertain you for 20-minutes. To make the experience even more special, call ahead to schedule the Dolphin Interaction Program – where you actually get right in the water, up close & personal with one of the world’s most intelligent animals. (Weather Permitting).

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
Facility Info
  • Description The 180-seat Auditorium provides a professional atmosphere for meetings and presentations. The 2,000 square-foot Museum with attractive exhibits and local artwork provides a unique setting for large group gatherings. The Breezeway provides a great outdoor space for attendees to mingle. Free high-speed internet throughout all the facilities and A/V equipment is available. Call for (228) 896-9182 for pricing and reservations.
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CMER - Meeting Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2000