Friday Harbor Laboratories

Open House

Saturday, May 16, 2015

This event offers visitors a fantastic opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Friday Harbor Labs. Come check out the world-renowned 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. Bring the whole family!

The public is invited to learn more marine zoology, botany, fisheries, oceanography and the equipment used by scientists in these fields. People can step aboard and tour our 58’ research vessel, the R/V Centennial, and check out its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), oceanographic tools, and high-tech sonar systems.


Join us for interactive SCUBA demonstrations on the dock at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30!


There will be three scientific lectures presented in the FHL Lecture Hall.