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Public Tour at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science
July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join us for a tour of VIMS! During this 2-hour guided tour you will receive an overview of VIMS, a guided tour of our Visitors Center, and you will visit two of our research laboratories where you will talk with our scientists. On July 16, our theme is oysters! We will be visiting our Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center, or the Oyster Hatchery as we call it, where researchers study oyster genetics with the goal of producing the perfect dinner-table oyster. We will also visit the Shellfish Pathology lab, where our scientists investigate the diseases that affect our local shellfish.
Tours of VIMS are designed for adults. Children must be at least 9 years old to attend. Space is limited and registration must be completed at least two days in advance. Visit www.vims.edu/events or call 804-684-7061 to register.