Marine Science Day, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science¹s annual open house, will take place on Saturday, May 18th, from 10 am to 3 pm on VIMS bayfront campus in Gloucester Point. This fun event gives the public a behind-the-scenes look at how VIMS research in Chesapeake Bay and around the world helps protect and restore marine ecosystems. Visitors can speak with scientists about current research; collect and observe marine animals from the York River; and tour the Fisheries Collection, Teaching Marsh, and Shellsh Hatchery. The younger set will have the chance to learn with fun crafts and activities in the Children’s Pavilion. The day also includes a seafood cooking demo,10-minute mini lectures, musical performances, and the Parade of Marine Life.
No charge for admission or parking. For a complete list of activities and additional information visit www.vims.edu/msd