The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory is a vibrant part of the Solomons Island community where students, faculty, visitors, and local residents come to learn about the natural environment.
The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Visitor Center offers guests the chance to explore exhibits highlighting the health of the Chesapeake Bay, ongoing research, and an oyster reef community aquarium. Visitors will discover who CBL scientist are, what they are researching, and why it is important.
Science for Citizens
Learn about the innovative research conducted at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory from the scientists themselves. These public events invite the community to gain a better understanding of how our scientists are developing new approaches to solving the environmental management challenges facing Calvert County, our nation, and the world.
Free campus tours are offered to the public on Fridays at 2 p.m. from June through mid-November. These tours last approximately one hour and depart from the CBL Visitor Center. Please arrive 15 minutes early for tours. Because this is a working lab, campus tours will not include access to our actual laboratories. Children must be age 12 and over and accompanied by a responsible adult. Some areas on the tours may not be handicap accessible as many of our campus building are historic structures. Call the CBL Visitor Center at (410) 326-7443 to confirm Campus Tour availability.
Free Group Tours are an excellent way to learn about our work at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. These pre-arranged tours can be tailored to match the specific interests of your group, allow for a more immersive experience, and provide a behind-the-scenes look at lab research. Group Tours are appropriate for adult through upper elementary school audiences. All tours must take place Monday to Friday during normal buisness hours. Email the Outreach Coordinator at least two weeks in advance to arrange Group Tours throughout the year.
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