A picture is worth a thousand words
These photo galleries feature images taken by VIMS faculty, staff, and students in the lab and in the field, as well as images from our photo archives. Visit a gallery to get a first-hand look at who we are, what we do, and some of the marine organisms we study.
View VIMS' newest research vessel, launched in 2018, which allows VIMS' scientists to monitor and study the Chesapeake Bay and its marine life more effectively.
VIMS Photo Contest
This annual photo contest provides an opportunity for VIMS faculty, staff, and students to show off their artistic talents.
Previous contest winners: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
VIMS Class Pictures (1964-present)
Fashions may change, but the passion for marine science remains.
The Early Days
These historical photographs illustrate the life and work at VIMS in the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Early VIMS Buildings
A compilation of the buildings incorporated into the VIMS campus when it moved to its current Gloucester Point location from Yorktown in 1950.
Climb aboard the RV Virginia Lee and other early VIMS vessels.
A pictorial history of Gloucester Point and VIMS between 1937 and 2007 from aerial photographs and satellite images.