Kids' Gulf Discovery Day at Bellingrath Gardens and Home is Wednesday, July 22. This is a day of summertime fun for the family and an opportunity for children of all ages to learn about the wildlife and ecology of the Gulf Coast.
Visitors will have a chance to see fascinating birds of prey up close during special presentations with the Winged Ambassadors, who will send free-flight, trained raptors soaring over the Great Lawn. Budding marine biologists will also meet scientists from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, who will introduce children to the creatures of Mobile Bay. Additionally, a wide variety of environmental organizations will be on hand for activities and demonstrations.
Guests may also take a cruise along the beautiful Fowl River with Delta Safaris. There are four 45-minute cruises scheduled, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required for the cruise. To register, call 251-973-2217.
Kids Gulf Discovery Day hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $12.50 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-12 and free to Bellingrath members and to childen aged 4 and younger. Fees for the cruise with Delta Safaris are $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 5-12. Registration is encouraged for Kids Gulf Discovery Day. To register, call 251-973-2217. For details, visit www.bellingrath.org.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is operated by the Bellingrath Gardens and Home Foundation, a charitable, not-for-profit organization. Bellingrath Gardens and Home is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the 65-acre garden and estate home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath. For more information on the Gardens and Home, visit www.bellingrath.org or call 251-973-2217.