Baldwin County Public Schools
Orange Beach Elementary Orange Beach, AL

Steven W. Baker Sea, Sand, & Stars, Science and Nature Center

Sea, Sand, and Stars features a huge, beautiful 5,800 gallon aquarium with a large variety of fish. In addition, the facility has a 38 seat planetarium with a Digitarium Alpha II Projector, technology used in the best planetariums across the world. The facility is equipped to tap into the Hubble Telescope and allows visitors a real-time look through this amazing window into space. Sea, Sand, and Stars features a computer technology room, complete with 30 computer work stations. Just around the corner a laboratory will allow students and adults to get a closer look at marine life. You'll also be able to enjoy a library, meeting rooms and classrooms. If this wasn't impressive enough, outside you'll find an 800 ft. boardwalk that will take you to four large outdoor gazebo classrooms where students will learn about birds, plants, amphibians, and insects. In partnership with WKRG TV, a weather station, complete with measuring and monitoring technology, allows students to learn meteorology and then report the weather in front of a real television news set.

Sea, Sand, and Stars has been made possible through generous contributions from Brett-Robinson Construction, the City of Orange Beach and the Baldwin County Board of Education.

For further information, call Lisa Allen, Director of Sea, Sand, and Stars at 981-5690 or e-mail her at

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