Sea, Sand, and Star!

Sea Sand and Stars Nature CenterThe start of summer is always such an exciting time, but it can also be a bit daunting for parents as they try to come up with daily activities for their kids. The usual pool, beach, and park days are great but there are also local activities to keep them busy and their brains working too!

Sea, Sand, and Stars is a great hands-on experience for the whole family. The facility features a 6,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, 1,500-gallon marine life observation tank, 800-foot nature boardwalk with weather station, planetarium, microscope lab, library, gift shop, guest speakers and more.

Sea, Sand, and Stars is only open certain weeks this summer, so check out the information below and plan your day at the exhibits.

Sea, Sand, & Stars will be opened Monday –Thursday, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Sea Sand & Stars Learning CenterThe weeks of June 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16 & 23 offer a rotating schedule for guided tours, night sky presentations and IMAX-type movies in the planetarium.

Reservations are not required, but highly recommended if you plan on taking the guided tour or have a group of 10 or more. Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information or to make a tour reservation, call 251-981-5690. $5 per person minimum donation is appreciated.

An adult must accompany and is responsible for all children in their party under 18. For a complete schedule and more information go to