Gulf State Park

Nature Center

Nature Center at Gulf State Park Front View
GSP Nature Center Display I
GSP Nature Center Display II
Naturalist Leads a Guided Hike to Our Bald Eagle Nest
Nature Center Eastern Screech Owl. Photo by Farren Dell
Naturalist Leads a Snake Lecture With Visitors
Nature Center Box Turtle. Photo by Farren Dell
Nature Center Octopus on Pier

In accordance with the COVID-19 Safer Apart Order, all visitors inside the Nature Center and attending programs will need to maintain a 6 foot social distance and are encouraged to wear a face mask.

Nature Center Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The Nature Center is closed on Sundays.


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.


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


Contact Information

(251) 948-7275 ext. 2093