During this free event, our staff, scientists, and engineers will share their knowledge and enthusiasm about oceanographic research. Highlights include science exhibits, technology demonstrations, deep-sea videos, presentations about our research, robotic submarines, children’s activities, and an opportunity to listen to the sounds of the ocean. This event is fun for the whole family!

Directions

MBARI is located in Moss Landing, halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey off Highway 1. The Moss Landing power plant is a visible landmark just inland of Moss Landing Harbor. From Highway 1, turn West (toward the ocean) onto Moss Landing Road. Turn on Sandholdt Road and cross the bridge. MBARI is on the west side of the road. 

Food

Food and beverages will not be available at MBARI. However, there are several restaurants within walking distance. There are also several benches around MBARI that you can use to picnic with your family as well as access points to the beach.

Presentations

Presentations from Open House 2019:

  • 12:15 – An introduction to MBARI ~ Chris Scholin
  • 12:45 –  Mapping the deep: Remote visualization of the seafloor in Monterey Bay ~ Monica Schwehr
  • 1:15 – Bone-eating worms, green bombers, bloody-gut ctenophores: Highlights of MBARI’s deep-sea discoveries and how they are named ~ George Matsumoto
  • 1:45 – The greatest migration on Earth: Now playing nightly in your local ocean! ~ Sam Urmy
  • 2:15 – An introduction to MBARI ~ Chris Scholin (REPEAT)
  • 2:45 – A day in the life of an AUV operations engineer ~ Emery Nolasco
  • 3:15 – Bone-eating worms, green bombers, bloody-gut ctenophores: Highlights of MBARI’s deep-sea discoveries and how they are named ~ George Matsumoto (REPEAT)
  • 3:45 – The greatest migration on Earth: Now playing nightly in your local ocean! ~ Sam Urmy (REPEAT)
  • 4:15 – A day in the life of an AUV operations engineer ~ Emery Nolasco (REPEAT)

FAQ

If coming as a group of more than 15 people, please send an email to openhouse@mbari.org or call 831-775-1700. There is no room for buses to unload, turnaround, or park at MBARI. There is room at the nearby Harbor District parking area.

MBARI research ships will be at the dock during the event and crew from the ships will be available to answer your questions.

Due to Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Coast Guard regulations, the public will not be able to board the ships.

Yes, there are public restrooms.

For more information or to receive an announcement for our next Open House send an email to openhouse@mbari.org.

Date

July 20, 2019

Time

3 PM – 8 PM PST

Location

MBARI
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039

Parking

Limited free public parking is available along the streets. The nearby Moss Landing Harbor District also offers some parking for a fee.