Open House 2024

Get Ready for Moss Landing Marine Labs Open House in 2024!

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Join us for the 2024 in-person Open House!

  • When? Saturday, April 27th, 2024: 9am to ~5pm
  • Where? Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing CA 95039
  • What? Open House is a free, family friendly event hosted by MLML. Each year, we open our doors to the community and invite you to learn about the research that goes on here, both in your backyard and around the world. We will be hosting activities such as invertebrate touch tanks, educational speed talks, scavenger hunts, and exhibits where we teach you about everything from kelp forests to penguins in the Antarctic.
  • Questions? Email us at

ALL ADMISSION AND ACTIVITES ARE FREE. However, please consider donating to the amazing students who plan and execute this event. Your donation will help the work we do here continue. There will be food and drinks available for purchase, as well as student artwork and student-designed MLML merch! Save the date and please RSVP!

As of now, the Silent Auction is up and running. Please head here to check out all of our amazing items and experiences donated by local businesses, faculty, students, and alumni.If you'd like to donate outside of the auction, please check out our Crowdfunding Page. All proceeds from the Silent Auction go to support student scholarships.

Our overall fundraising goal is $20,000 to support student scholarships, marine research equipment, and funding to cover research experiences. Even if you are unable to make it to the Open House this year, please consider donating to help support MLML students. We will be sending special thank you's to our donors!



8272 Moss Landing Rd./ Moss Landing, CA 95039

If driving from the Monterey Peninsula, take Highway 1 North. Turn left onto Moss Landing Road (1.7 miles after Castroville). MLML main lab building is located at 8272 Moss Landing Rd. on the left directly after the cemetery.

If driving from the Santa Cruz area, take Highway 1 South. Turn right onto Moss Landing Road (0.2 miles past the Duke Energy Power Plant). Continue straight through town past the antique stores and post office. MLML main lab building is located at 8272 Moss Landing Rd. on the right just before the cemetery.