Open House Events:

  • Seminar talks presented by MLML researchers
  • Tours of wetlands, birds, and aquaculture facility
  • Fun activities for kids of all ages: invertebrate touch tank, fish printing, our infamous puppet show, and more!
  • Learn about the different facets of marine science by walking through different labs
  • Explore how science is conducted via our research boat and SCUBA diving gear
  • Support graduate students via a raffle, silent auction, and retail store

Lab Activities

  • Ichthyology Lab (including Fisheries & Conservation Lab) Activities: Fishing & Fish ID Game, Fish Printing
  • Pacific Shark Research Center ActivitiesShark ID Game, Citizen Science: Spot a Basking Shark, Shark Origami!, Shark Artifacts
  • Invertebrate Ecology Lab Activities: Invertebrate touch tank
  • Benthic Ecology Lab Activities: Explore an Ice Hole, Native Wetland & Estuarine Plants, Specimen display
  • Vertebrate Ecology Lab ActivitiesLet’s Talk Killer Whales!, Adaptations Display, Coloring and Origami
  • Phycology Lab Activities: Seaweed Ice Cream, Get in the (Intertidal) Zone, Diving in the Kelp Forest, Algae Up-Close & Personal
  • Biological Oceanography Lab ActivitiesPlankton under a Microscope, Design a Phytoplankton, Chromatography Bracelet Creation Station, Coloring, Make A Water Molecule Headband!
  • Chemical Oceanography Lab Activities: Benthic Flux Chambers
  • Physical Oceanography Lab Activities: Plot my Cruise, Internal Wave Station, Experience the Pressure of the Depths, Thermohaline Circulation, Wave Tank display
  • Geological Oceanography Lab ActivitiesCreate your own ROCK Candy! Identify that rock!, What is sand?, Class Project Videos, Marine Sediment Cores, How do you categorize sediments?

Puppet Show, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM

This year’s much anticipated Annual Puppet Show will be all about conservation! This year’s cast promises a show unlike any other that is full of adventure, educational songs, and of course, some fun and lovable PUPPETS!

Take a look at puppet shows from previous years here.