Virginia Institute of Marine Science

1375 Greate Rd.
Gloucester Point, VA 23062- Map It
(804) 684-7000

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science is off US 17, .8 mi. n. of Coleman Bridge over the York River at 1375 Greate Rd. This research institute and graduate school of William & Mary offers a small visitor center showcasing VIMS’ research and aquariums featuring local marine life. Exhibits include a preserved coelacanth. Family programs, tours and lectures are available throughout the year. Guided tours are available.
Free. Reservations are required for most events.
Hours: Visitor center Mon.-Fri. 9-4:30. Closed Jan. 1, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve-Dec. 31.