Summer Public Tours

Get a behind-the-scenes look at VIMS

  • York River
    York River  Volunteer Louis Schiavo describes the points of interest along the York River shoreline at VIMS.  © C. Katella.
  • Zooplankton Ecology Lab
    Zooplankton Ecology Lab  VIMS graduate student Jack Conroy shares a sample from the Zooplankton Ecology Lab.  © C. Katella.
  • Oyster Hatchery
    Oyster Hatchery  Hatchery Specialist Lauren Gregg describes the activities of the Aquaculture Genetics & Breeding Technology Center at VIMS.  © C. Katella.
  • Teaching Marsh
    Teaching Marsh  Volunteer Bill Blair discusses the diverse plant and animal life which make the CCRM Teaching Marsh its home.  © C. Katella.
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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