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VIMS Park Programs (has button inside p tag)

These interactive programs at local parks give the whole family the opportunity to get outside and have fun while learning about popular topics like sharks and jellyfish!  Visit our events calendar for details and upcoming programs.

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After Hours Lecture Series (has bulleted list)
  • This monthly series of public lectures
  • by scientists from VIMS
  • and elsewhere explores hot issues
  • facing Chesapeake Bay and the ocean.
  • Learn more and register here.
Discovery Labs (has br tags instead of p tags)
These monthly labs provide hands-on opportunities for adults and children to explore selected aspects of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.
Offered by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve program at VIMS. These monthly labs provide hands-on opportunities for adults and children to explore selected aspects of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.
Offered by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve program at VIMS. These monthly labs provide hands-on opportunities for adults and children to explore selected aspects of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.
Offered by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve program at VIMS.
Inside to Seaside (has p tags and h6)

This hands-on summer program gives families an up-close look at Chesapeake Bay animals through a visit to the VIMS aquarium area followed by an educational collecting and seining adventure on the nearby beach.

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All children must wear water shoes or sneakers that can get wet and muddy, and those under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This program is free, but registration is required and space is limited. 

Register nowWaiver required (pdf).

Virginia Science Festival (has br list of links)
The Virginia Science Festival
is a state-wide event
that provides opportunity
for engagement and exchange
between children, teens, families, and scientists.

Register for science festival offerings at VIMS
Marine Science Day
VIMS' annual open house is a fun-filled event for the whole family. Join us in Gloucester Point for exhibits, children's activities, seining, lab tours, seafood cooking demonstrations, mini-lectures, and more.
Public Tours
We offer guided tours of VIMS on select mornings during the summer months, as well as special group tours throughout the year. The tours are most interesting for adults and older children, and reservations are required.
Marine Science Day (testing photoleft images)

testVIMS' annual open house is a fun-filled event for the whole family. Join us in Gloucester Point for exhibits, children's activities, seining, lab tours, seafood cooking demonstrations, mini-lectures, and more. VIMS' annual open house is a fun-filled event for the whole family. Join us in Gloucester Point for exhibits, children's activities, seining, lab tours, seafood cooking demonstrations, mini-lectures, and more.

testVIMS' annual open house is a fun-filled event for the whole family. Join us in Gloucester Point for exhibits, children's activities, seining, lab tours, seafood cooking demonstrations, mini-lectures, and more. VIMS' annual open house is a fun-filled event for the whole family. Join us in Gloucester Point for exhibits, children's activities, seining, lab tours, seafood cooking demonstrations, mini-lectures, and more.

testVIMS' annual open house is a fun-filled event for the whole family. Join us in Gloucester Point for exhibits, children's activities, seining, lab tours, seafood cooking demonstrations, mini-lectures, and more. VIMS' annual open house is a fun-filled event for the whole family. Join us in Gloucester Point for exhibits, children's activities, seining, lab tours, seafood cooking demonstrations, mini-lectures, and more.

Public Tours (testing photorightwithcaption)
testWe offer guided tours of VIMS on select mornings during the summer months, as well as special group tours throughout the year. The tours are most interesting for adults and older children, and reservations are required.
Public Tours

We offer guided tours of VIMS on select mornings during the summer months, as well as special group tours throughout the year. The tours are most interesting for adults and older children, and reservations are required.