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Environmental Studies Center

Features Animals
6101 Girby Rd, Mobile, AL 36693-3323
+1 251-221-5000
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Desiree bishop and Troy Latham are super. Nice facility. Well worth the visit. Feeding the fish... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Mobile, Alabama
best place to take the kids

We go often it is amazing even if you aren't a kid you can adopt the animals and help take care of... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
vicki m
Theodore, Alabama
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This place is a nice choice for an educational outdoor setting located at 6101 Girby Road. They are part of the Mobile County School Board and open to the public also. They have an indoor classroom as well that houses some of their snakes, birds, and other various reptiles.Outside they have animals which were rescued or donated to them that are not able to be released into the wild due to an injury or other reason. The facility outdoors house dozens of animals to view by following the trails such as deer, a bald eagle, golden eagle, coyotes, racoons, owls, and even a goat. Viewing of the animals vary depending on circumstance. They occasionally get in different animals.They have a lake with ducks, fish, and even an American alligator. You simply drive there, follow the drive and signs posted for the parking area, walk inside the office, sign in, leave a donation in the container if you would like to help them with items and supplies for the animals, then tour the establishment. If viewing the inside, be sure to ask what rooms you can see since sometimes field trips are taken there and classes may be held. Please keep in mind that this is also a healing place for some of these animals and the people that work their take great pride in their job as well as keeping this place a nice home for their animals so please be courteous and follow the rules posted, stay on the trails, and don't try to touch the resident animals on the property.The staff are exceptional and usually someone is available to answer questions you may have. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday CLOSED
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2 Oct 2017
15 May 2017
“best place to take the kids”
6101 Girby Rd, Mobile, AL 36693-3323
+1 251-221-5000
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Desiree bishop and Troy Latham are super. Nice facility. Well worth the visit. Feeding the fish and turtles is fun a for kids and adults

Thank edperry2017
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We go often it is amazing even if you aren't a kid you can adopt the animals and help take care of them just wish it was open on saturdays

Thank vicki m
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This spot is a true hands on outdoor experience for local schools and adult groups alike. It offers a look atn the local flora and fauna in an educational environment.

Thank Trigerfish
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We like to go & walk around the environmental center, nice trails, fun to see all the animals, pretty lake! Great place to visit for a few hours!

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I went to the open house and it was great! Everyone was friendly and answered any questions. They have an excellent group of people working and volunteering. Check out the raptors.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This center is chock full of information and animals to hear about and look at. The talks are informative and engaging. The grounds are lovely. It is both inside and outside.

Thank Michelle2560
Reviewed 9 February 2016

You definitely learn a ton about the animals that live there and even the different environments that make up the area. It's a great place to just stroll around or take a guided tour. I would go back here over and over again.

1  Thank JRBradley
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Great events planned often for the whole family. A treat for kids who want to be with nature and animals. Well trained staff.

Thank Dianne J
Reviewed 28 October 2015

ESC overlooks a lake and does wildlife rehabilitation, so there are always lots of critters to see as well as nature trails & a pitcher plant bog. To full enjoy it requires a good bit of walking so it is a great way to stretch...More

Thank Shan113
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Located in SW Mobile and operated by the Mobile County Public School System, this facility provides up close exposure to and information on regional animals and flora, both static and live. It features numerous live exhibits featuring such as coyotes, deer, raccoons, birds of prey,...More

Thank Louis B
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