Friday Harbor Laboratories



Open House

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories will hold its annual Open House. This event offers a splendid opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and to check out the research and teaching facilities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open for self-guided tours. Scientists and students will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations. There will be posters, marine plants and animals, microscopes, plankton sampling and observations, and activities for visitors of all ages. Families are particularly encouraged to attend.

The public is invited to learn more about marine zoology, botany, fisheries, oceanography ad the equipment used by scientists in these fields. People can step aboard and tour the 58' research vessel, the R/V Centennial, and check out its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), oceanographic tools, and sonar systems. There will also be underwater SCUBA demonstrations from the FHL dock.


There will be three talks available to the public over the course of the afternoon:


1:00 pm - Victoria Foe - “What genes look like (in the electron microscope) and how they work.”

2:00 pm - Adam Summers - “Bioprospecting for new materials from the sea.”

3:00 pm - Tom Mumford - “Surrounded by kelp-why you gotta love it!”


The event will be held at 620 University Road, Friday Harbor.



Jazz at the Labs

August 20, 2016, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m., $40 (dinner & music)

Jazz at the Labs is back!! Join us for the 16th annual Jazz night at Friday Harbor Laboratories, with dinner and amazing music!


Dinner will be served from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in FHL’s historic dining hall, accompanied by the San Juan Jazz Quintet (SJJQ). Following dinner, Seattle’s Jazz Coalescence will perform, bringing together some of Seattle’s most talented jazz musicians.

All proceeds from Jazz at the Labs benefit the Friday Harbor Laboratories K-12 Science Outreach Program in the San Juan Island Elementary, Middle, and High Schools and the Spring Street International School.

Reservations for the event are strongly recommended. For reservations and more information, please call Friday Harbor Laboratories at 378-2165 ext. 0.