Tour the Horn Point Laboratory

Dive into science and see the Bay the Horn Point way. Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. through Labor Day, tours will be offered to lead one through the amazing world of marine science taking place at the Horn Point Laboratory (HPL). Free and open to the public, these 90-minute walking tours are led by Horn Point Lab’s graduate students.

Learn about the Chesapeake Bay, its health and the vital role of Horn Point science while experiencing a behind-the-scenes tour of HPL. Explore oysters in the largest hatchery on the Atlantic coast, physical oceanography and remote sensing providing a wealth of data on the Bay’s complex ecosystem, coastal resilience, water quality and much more. The Horn Point Lab is located on more than 800 acres on the banks of the Choptank River outside Cambridge. Their research advances society’s understanding of the world’s estuarine and ocean ecosystems.

Take a tour of the Horn Point Lab and learn about the Bay’s diverse and mysterious marine life and the science that studies it. For more information, contact the Horn Point Lab at 410-221-8383 or email

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) leads the way toward better management of Maryland’s natural resources and the protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. From a network of laboratories located across the state, UMCES scientists provide sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment and prepare future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century. For more information, visit

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