We invite you to MarineQuest, the annual open house of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). This award-winning event is an opportunity for you and your family to learn about Florida's fish and wildlife and FWRI's exciting research.
Tour our main building, where staff members will be on hand to discuss their research and answer your questions. Our laboratories will be open, and displays will demonstrate some of the cutting-edge research going on at FWRI. Outside, discover more hands-on displays, including touch tanks teeming with marine life.
MarineQuest offers events for all ages, including hands-on activities that will help younger visitors learn about the fascinating marine life in our oceans. Kids can even touch sharks and rays, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, and other marine critters commonly found in Florida's waters. Through the age-old Japanese practice of "gyotaku," or fish printing, they can create their own artwork and other educational activities!
In addition to the lab displays and interactive stations, representatives from local and national conservation and science organizations will be available to visit with you and offer information.