IMET Annual Open House

May 4, 2024 1:00pm to 4:00pm iCal Google Calendar

Science happens here! 

Join us to enjoy hands-on science activities for all ages and discover important marine research happening at the edge of Baltimore's harbor. Event activities will take place indoors and out!

  • Check out fish and crabs in a behind-the-scenes tour of our Aquaculture Research Center.
  • Experience the collision of theater and science with mesmerizing performances by our artist-in-residence.
  • Discover the hidden wonders of the harbor as you explore marine life through powerful microscopes.
  • Unveil the secrets of DNA with hands-on experience using research tools like microscopes and pipettes.
  • Meet our marine biologists, the heroes of our local marine discoveries.

IMET Scientists are engaged in groundbreaking research in microbiology, genetics and biotechnology. They analyze how micro-algae can be used to absorb carbon emissions, how shark immune systems can help diagnose and treat disease, how to grow fish in urban environments as a sustainable solution to food insecurity, and so much more!

Located at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology is a strategic alliance involving scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the University of Maryland Baltimore and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Scientists are engaged in cutting-edge research in microbiology, molecular biology and biotechnology, using marine organisms to develop new drug therapies, alternative energy and innovations to improve public health. IMET contributes to sustainable marine aquaculture and fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay and marine ecosystems. IMET fosters early stage companies and industry partnerships, contributing to economic development in Maryland.