The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is located on the York River in Gloucester Point, VA (37.25° N, 76.50° W), directly across the Coleman Bridge from historic Yorktown. The VIMS Watermen's Hall Visitors Center is open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Directions to VIMS
- Map of the VIMS Gloucester Point Campus
- Directions to our Eastern Shore Laboratory
We offer a number of on-campus public programs, including our After Hours Lecture series and Discovery Labs. In addition, opportunities exist throughout the year for tours to learn more about our marine environment and current research at the Institute.
VIMS' annual Marine Science Day open house takes place in May. This fun,
For more information on upcoming events, visit our events calendar or call us at 804.684.7061. For more general information about the institute, call our main switchboard at 804.684.7000 or visit our Contact Us page.