Center for Marine Science

uncw cms open house, saturday, oct. 8, 2022

UNCW Center for Marine Science
Open House 

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Q: Are dogs allowed?

A: Although we love furry friends as much as anyone, pets are not permitted at the CMS Open House. 

Q: Are children allowed?

A: Yes, this is a family-friendly event! However, because of the sensitivity of research and surrounding areas, we kindly ask that children be accompanied by an adult at all times. Some stations will be limited to ages 8+.

Q: Are there restrooms available?

A: Yes, in the main lobby of the Center for Marine Science.

Q: Does it cost to attend?

A: The event is free, Shellfish Research Hatchery tours are first come, first served because of limited capacity.

Q: Where do we park?

A: We have limited parking (before the gate) on site at 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane. Please carpool if possible! 

Q: Is there food and drink available?

A: We will have the 2 Bros Coastal Cuisine food truck on site where lunch is available for purchase. Vending machines are available for a snack.

Q: Are there accommodations for those with disabilities?

A: Yes, we have five (5) handicap parking spots and if any other accommodations are needed, please request by calling 910-962-2493 at least five days prior to the event.

Q: What if it rains?

A: All events will take place RAIN OR SHINE. Please dress accordingly and bring an umbrella if necessary.