Reserve space on our public tours to learn more about VIMS. These 1.5 hour guided walking tours are most interesting for adults and older children (9 and up welcome). All include a guided tour of VIMS’ Visitor Center, a visit to a laboratory, and the Nunnally Ichthyology Collection, Oyster Hatchery, or Teaching Marsh. No Charge. All tours are 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Space is limited and reservations must be made at least two days in advance. Choose the tour/date of your choice and register below. Need assistance? Call 804-684-7061.
2018 Tour Schedule
Friday, September 28 – Learn about household pollutants, and see the equipment used to detect toxins; get an up-close view of live animals in VIMS' Visitors Center; and tour the Nunnally Ichthyology Collection (preserved fisheries collection) with over 300,000 specimens. Register now!
Friday, October 12 – See how scientists use CSI techniques to understand clam and oyster diseases in the Shellfish Pathology Lab; watch live animals in VIMS’ Visitors Center; and tour the Oyster Hatchery to learn about the breeding and feeding of oyster brood stock. Register now!