Horn Point Laboratory Tours

General tours for the public are Tuesdays during the regular tour schedule from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tours on Saturdays can be arranged with two weeks notice. Special tours at other times may be arranged, dependent on availabilty of tour guides, by contacting the outreach coordinator with at least two weeks notice. Please call or e-mail our outreach coordinator at 410-221-8383 or tours@hpl.umces.edu

Horn Point Laboratory invites the community to visit the fascinating world of a world–class scientific research laboratory. Our 90-minute walking tour will give you a new perspective on how our scientists are conducting research to restore the Chesapeake Bay and how individuals and families can take action as stewards and co-restorers of our “national treasure.”  

The walking tour will begin at the Coastal Sciences Building with a presentation on Chesapeake Bay facts and problems; Horn Point research that seeks solutions for restoration and your role as stewards of the Bay. There will be three stops on the tour where our laboratories will tell the story of the vital role of science in: (1) the physical oceanography of the Bay, (2) Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) and the Bay ecosystem, (3) oyster restoration and conservation of key Bay species such as sturgeon and terrapin. Your part of the story as co-restorers of the Bay along with Horn Point scientists will be part of the tour experience.

Regular Tour Schedule (no pre-registration necessary but please call ahead for groups larger than ten):

Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day
Tuesdays at 10:00am

Tours are best suited for children age ten and older.

Special tours may be arranged by calling or emailing the outreach coordinator with at least two weeks notice. Please call or e-mail our outreach coordinator at 410-221-8383 or tours@hpl.umces.edu

Directions to HPL

Once you go through the entrance, take your first right along the drive way and park outside of the Coastal Sciences building.  Go into our main front door, which is on the left side of the building.  Your tour guide will be waiting for you to start the tour promptly at 10AM.