Friday Harbor Laboratories open house returns

Submitted by the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories.

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories (FHL) will hold its first Open House in several years. We look forward to welcoming you! During the Open House (open to the public and free of charge), the Labs will be open for self-guided tours. All are invited to check out the research and teaching facilities. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to meet scientists and students, who 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. This event is a great family-friendly venue.

The public is invited to learn more about marine zoology, botany, fisheries, oceanography, and the equipment used by scientists in these fields. The R/V Kittiwake, FHL’s research vessel, will be open for visitation.

There will also be an underwater SCUBA demonstration from the FHL dock, and scientific lectures by resident researchers.

Walking shoes are recommended because the tour route includes rough dock planks, gravel paths and trails.

In keeping with FHL Open House tradition, there will be free popcorn!

FHL’s website provides a detailed overview of FHL’s research, service and educational activities.

Please join us!