Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation


Mailing Address:

PO Box 82151

Mobile, AL  36689


Office Located at 4513 Old Shell Road Suite 2




Thank You to our 2022 Cocktails with the Critters Sponsors


Event Sponsor


Denise and John Valentine




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Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Lexus of Mobile

Mobile Bay Magazine

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club




Galati Yacht Sales

Master Boat Builders


Personal Edge Fitness

Persons Services Corp

Pischek Industries

WB Shedd & Co, LLC

University of West Alabama




Animal Hospital of Mobile

Beachcomber Marina

McAleer's Office Furniture

Mobile County Commission

Mobile Ship Chandlery, Inc.

Renasant Bank

Sophiella Gallery

Stillman College

The Center for Dermatology

University of South Alabama




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Special projects and endowments


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 Cocktails with Critters 2022


Cocktails with the Critters 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities
Cocktails with Critters, the major fundraiser for the DISLF will be Thursday, May 5, 2022. The Foundation is seeking sponsors for this ever-popular event. Proceeds generated by your generous donation will help the DISLF provide new resources for the long-term growth of the Sea Lab. Please know the plan for Cocktails with the Critters is to hold a safe in person event. To become a Sponsor please Click Here
Cocktails with the Critters 2022 Virtual Auction
We will hold our Virtual Online Auction April 27th to May 4th. You can sign up to become a bidder at:
Cocktails with the Critters 2022 Individual Tickets 
Cocktails with the Critters will be held at he Bluegill Restaurant Thursday May 5, 2022 from 6:00 until 9:00 
To purchase tickets please Click Here




Honor Roll of Donors 2020 - 2021

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 Honor Roll

Check Presentaion from the Mobile County Commission


Thank you to the Mobile County Commission who presented the DISLF with a $250,000 check which helped top off the Capital Campaign for the outdoor classroom and pool 

Ground Breaking for New Outdoor Classroom and Pool


Thank you to Mobile County Commissioner Randall Dueitt, Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson, Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier, and the DISL Foundation Board who helped with the ground breaking on the campus of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab for the new outdoor classroom and pool. 

Building Spaces for a Brighter Future

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation Capital Campaign


The Dauphin Island Sea Lab provides spaces necessary to meet today's demand for wide range of teaching environments.  To meet this demand, an outdoor classroom is critical to achieve the educational mission of the Sea Lab.


An outdoor classroom and a larger, deeper pool complex at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab will enable both the Discovery Hall and University Programs ability to provide modern, experiential marine skill training for students of all ages.


Click the Capital Campaign tab above to learn more!

Support Education


"The course style influenced me in the college that I eventually attended. I am very thankful for the Marine Science Course and the Sea Lab.  It was my first step into a field of study which I still find very interesting."


Autumn, Marine Science Course for High School Students.

Support Research


"The diversity of these experiences and being exposed to different lab techniques and a variety of field work has really helped me as a young scientist."


Ph.D. Student Jesse Gwinn

Support Campus


"I wanted to come to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab because of the researchers and the resources", Rodriguez explained.  "It's a close environment with easy access to faculty and everyone is excited to help you."


Masters Graduate, Alex Rodriguez

Why Donate


A young child's trip to the Estuarium, the DISL's Aquarium, sparks the imagination.  Time spent with our Discovery Hall Program's educators grows the desire to study marine science leading many to pursue college degrees.  University Programs create focus on research.



Every reason for supporting and donating is different, but every donation matters. Your donation enhances the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's educational, research and service programs.