Marine Science Day Saturday at VIMS

- Posted on May 16, 2018 - 03:49 PM

Photo: Families try out haul seining during the 2017 Marine Science Day at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Families try out haul seining during the 2017 Marine Science Day at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Marine Science Day, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s annual open house, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the school’s Gloucester Point campus.

Visitors are invited to view exhibits, lab tours, a seafood cooking demonstration, mini-lectures and more. All activities are free and the event takes place, rain or shine.

A Marine Life Costume Contest will be held Saturday morning, with contestants checking in between 10:30 and 10:45 at the main entrance to Watermen’s Hall.

Costume judging begins at 11, with contestants parading in their marine-themed costumes around Watermen’s Hall circle (weather permitting). Immediately following, an awards ceremony will take place in McHugh Auditorium; the overall winner will receive a $50 coupon for merchandise in the VIMS Gift Shop.

A number of exhibits, with the theme “VIMS in the Bay and Around the World” will be on display throughout the campus. A seafood cooking demonstration by Wade O’Neill, a member of the culinary arts faculty at Hampton City Schools, will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m. at Watermen’s Hall. Talks and lab tours are scheduled throughout the day.

For a complete list of activities, visit www.vims.edu/public/msd.