Institute for Marine Mammal Studies now open in Gulfport

After months of being closed, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is back open to the public with some new safety measures in place.

If you are looking for something to do with your family this weekend, you can head over to the IMMS Ocean Adventures for some socially distant fun.

IMMS is offering all of their attractions and shows and they have some new additions.

When you go to watch the dolphins perform, you will see trainers in the water interacting with the animals whereas before the trainers stayed on land.

IMMS will be operating at 25 percent capacity, doing deep cleaning each night and all employees are required to wear masks and guests are encouraged to wear theirs as well.

Guests of all ages have been excited to get out of the house and spend some time with the animals at IMMS. IMMS Executive Director Moby Solangi said, “It’s incredible. I’ve seen grandparents who have come all the way from Jackson and they brought their grandson and they were all wearing masks. They were so excited to be out of their homes. Then I saw a 90-year-old mother with her 60-year-old daughter pushing her and they came from Louisiana to come and be out of their home. I think those smiles and those good feelings are incredible.”

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is now open seven days a week. You can go to imms.org to get tickets.

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