Gulf State Park

Nature Center

Gulf State Park Nature Center
Nature Center Eastern Screech Owl
Nature Center Displays
Nature Center Box Turtle
Nature Center Red Tailed Hawk
Nature Center Octopus on Pier
Nature Center Speckled Kingsnake

Nature Center Hours of Operation

*Currently in effect* Off Season: Monday - Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend: Monday - Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 


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. 


View our Weekly Activities and join us for exciting, educational programs! All programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.


There is an entrance fee of $2 per vehicle to enter the Campground. Lodging and campground guests are exempt from this fee.