Marine Science Day Saturday at VIMS

- Posted on May 15, 2019 - 03:03 PM

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, take lab tours, observe a seafood cooking demonstration, attend mini-lectures and more. All activities are free and the event takes place, rain or shine.

The first 100 to attend Marine Science Day will receive a VIMS-branded reusable shopping bag when they check in.

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. Talks and lab tours are scheduled throughout the day.

For a complete list of activities, visit