Get a behind-the-scenes look at VIMS!

  • York River  Volunteer Louis Schiavo describes the points of interest along the York River shoreline at VIMS.  © C. Katella.
  • Zooplankton Ecology Lab  VIMS graduate student Jack Conroy shares a sample from the Zooplankton Ecology Lab.  © C. Katella.
  • Oyster Hatchery  Hatchery Specialist Lauren Gregg describes the activities of the Aquaculture Genetics & Breeding Technology Center at VIMS.  © C. Katella.
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    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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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, public tours for 2021 have been suspended at this time. Please sign up for e-Tidings to be notified of reopening updates and be sure to check out our virtual events in the mean time. Interested in having a VIMS scientist speak with your group? Check out our Speakers Bureau page for more information!

Reserve space on our public tours to learn more about VIMS and our research activities. These 2-hour, guided walking tours are designed for adults and older children (9 and up welcome). All tours include a guided tour of VIMS’ Visitor Center and a visit to two research laboratories. Tours take place from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and are free. Each date offers visits to different laboratories—so you’re welcome to join us for more than one tour this summer! Space is limited and reservations must be made at least two days in advance.

For tour dates and information and to register for a tour, visit our events calendar.

Tours of the VIMS campus are made possible by the generous support of:


1st Advantage Federal Credit Union

 Marine Sonic Technology LTD/Atlas North America LLC