Bigelow Laboratory – Annual Open House
Annual Open House
Bigelow Laboratory scientists explore environments all over the world, and they bring all they learn back to our state-of-the-art facility in East Boothbay, Maine.
On Friday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., we invite you to visit our laboratory and hear first-hand from the researchers conducting our bold ocean science. Our staff will lead a wide range of scientific demonstrations and activities for visitors of all ages. Meet some of the ocean’s most important organisms, see autonomous gliders that travel across the Atlantic Ocean, and learn how scientists are working to improve the future for the planet and all of us that call it home.
This free event is open to the public and made possible through sponsorship by Knickerbocker Group. More details on the events and schedule will be added to this webpage when they become available.
ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Conduct hands-on experiments exploring ocean acidification, strawberry DNA, water density, and the art of kelp pressing.
Practice using oceanographic research equipment, such as a Secchi disk and a Niskin bottle.
View live plankton from the Damariscotta River under a microscope at our dock and Shore Facility.