Please join us on San Juan Island to explore UW’s internationally acclaimed marine labs.

Once a year we open our doors and encourage folks to come see what we’re doing!  As you find your way across our beautiful FHL campus, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at our facilities and learn about the research being done here.  No need to RSVP to this family-friendly event that’s open to all ages!

On your self-guided tour you can:

  • view SCUBA diving demos
  • catch plankton & use a microscope to examine it
  • touch sea life
  • take in a scientific lecture
  • hop aboard our docked 58-ft research vessel Centennial and snack on fresh popcorn while you check out oceanographic tools, sonar systems, video captured by our remotely operated vehicle (ROV), and walk through the boat’s wheelhouse
  • browse amongst booths and displays from other local agencies, including The Whale Museum and Friends of Lime Kiln Society
  • shop for FHL “swag” including t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats
  • grab a light bite to eat on the deck of our historic Dining Hall
  • enjoy a live marimba band

Scientific Lectures include:

  • Hillary Hayford – “Hot times for coastal critters.”
  • Mackenzie Gerringer – “Life in the trenches.”
  • Brent Hughes – “River otters in a land without rivers.”

We look forward to seeing you!
Sat. May 12th, 11 am – 4 pm