Nature Center Hours & Information
Hours of Operation
OPEN: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
CLOSED: On Sundays and the following holidays - Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
The Nature Center is located in the Campground. There is an entrance fee of $2 per vehicle to enter the Campground and come to our facility (Lodge, Cabin/Cottage and Campground guests are exempt from this fee). The Nature Center is free to enter.
Gulf State Park's Nature Center is a living museum of plants and animals that are native to the Gulf Coast region. It is our goal to inspire people to care for the environment by expanding their knowledge of the state’s natural resources through experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.
We offer many exciting and worthwhile programs. Our weekly programs include guided nature walks, beach walks, pier walks, and a nature time. Through these educational programs, we offer a multitude of learning opportunities for children and adults about Alabama’s Gulf Coast. We have many different animal ambassadors, including owls, turtles, alligators, snakes, and more!
View our Activities Calendar and join us for exciting, educational programs! All programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
(251) 948-7275 ext. 2093