Learn about local marine life at the Labs Open House | Letter

Learn about local marine life at the Labs Open House | Letter

UW-Friday Harbor Laboratories enthusiastically invites San Juan County residents and guests to join us for our Open House on Saturday, May 13. The FHL Open House is a splendid opportunity to meet scientists, staff and students and to explore our research and teaching facilities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday Harbor Laboratories will be open for free, self-guided tours.

Scientists and students will highlight their research and answer questions about studies of local waters and marine life. Our research ranges in scale from molecular to global, from cellular to ecosystem level. Organisms range in complexity from the simplest sponges to complex mollusks, other invertebrates and fish.

This year’s Open House will feature the Research Vessel Kittiewake, electron microscopy, SCUBA, live zooplankton, touch tanks of marine animals, a dock dive, and more. Our exhibits are kid-friendly, so bring the entire family for a day of learning and fun. We will have the Kiwanis Caboose selling hotdogs (cash only), and free popcorn for all.


Megan Dethier

Director, UW-Friday Harbor Laboratories