Tour Horn Point's campus

May 11, 2018

Horn Point Laboratory invites the community to visit the fascinating world of a world–class scientific research laboratory.

Our 90-minute walking tour is free and open to the public. Learn about the Bay, its health, and the vital role of Horn Point science. Graduate students will give you a behind-the-scenes tour of HPL. You will explore oysters in the Atlantic Coast's largest hatchery, physical oceanography, coastal resilience, water quality, and more.

When you arrive at Horn Point Laboratory, located at 2020 Horns Point Road in Cambridge, turn onto the campus lane and take the first right to the Coastal Science Building. Park in the lot and enter at visitor reception.

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.

This year, tours begin Tuesday, May 29. Tours are available at 10 a.m. Tuesdays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Special tours, including those held on Saturday, can be arranged with two weeks notice, depending on availabilty of tour guides.

Tours are on foot and best suited for individuals 10 years and older.

For details, contact the outreach coordinator at 410-221-8383 or hpltours@umces.edu.